You are here: Home > Laws and Politics > Croatia

Croatia

Last update: January 2019

The information below is cited from the report "Medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids", which was published on December 2018 by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). The full report may be accessed here.

"In Croatia, medicinal products containing dronabinol, nabiximols and nabilone are available, with the former prescribed for symptoms of cancer and AIDS. Neither is reimbursed by national health or social insurance companies. There is no marketing authorization for these products, but they can be imported based on prescriptions for individual patients issued by selected primary healthcare physicians following the recommendation of a specialist physician.

As a result of media and public pressure in support of some patients, in October 2015 the national law was changed to permit medicines that contain THC to be prescribed, including preparations of plant material. Only a limited number of medical indications qualify for prescription, namely multiple sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy and AIDS. Although an initial recommendation is needed from a neurology, infectious disease or cancer specialist, it is possible for any general or family practitioner to write the prescription. The prescription should state the amount of THC in a single dose, the number of individual doses, drug form, dosage and method of use and, if applicable, also specify the type of herbal drugs and herbal preparation that should be used. The quantity prescribed may be sufficient for up to 30 days’ use, up to a maximum allowable amount of 7.5 g of THC. Tilray products are imported to Croatia and are not reimbursed".

 

 

Webinars 2020

In October 2020 the IACM is organising a webinar series. Among the speakers are Roger Pertwee, Raphael Mechulam, Manuel Guzman, Ethan Russo and Kirsten Müller-Vahl. There will be subtitles for several languages after the webinars. Access is free for regular memebers of the IACM. Please find here the brochure for sponsors. Plaese find here Information on registration fees and a link for registration.

IACM Conference 2020

The IACM will hold its 11th Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine in collaboration with the Asociación Mexicana de Medicina Cannabinodie from 5 to 7 November 2020 in Mexico City. It will be a virtual congress. Plaese find here Information on registration fees and a link for registration.

IACM Conference 2021

The 12th IACM Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine will be held in Basel, Switzerland, from 14 to 16 October 2021.

Members only

Regular members can sign up for the new member area of the IACM to access exclusive content.

You need to become a regular member of the IACM to access the new member area.

IACM on Twitter

Follow us on twitter @IACM_Bulletin where you can send us inquiries and receive updates on research studies and news articles.