Relevant indications

Medical cannabis is an option for patients with chronic conditions and who experience a lack of effect or poor tolerance of conventional medicine1. Your condition is considered chronic if the symptoms have lasted for more than three months.

Medical cannabis is often used as a supplement to your current medication. Some patients may be in a position to reduce the dosage of, or in time discontinue, some of their other treatments2.

For thousands of years, cannabis has been used for sedative, analgesic and appetite stimulating-effects. Just a century ago, cannabis was a common medication prescribed by doctors3,4. Now, with the help of modern science, we are rediscovering cannabis as a medication, and it is possible to get medical cannabis on prescription in Germany. Clinical studies and data collection are ongoing, adding to what we know about relevant indications.

Below you will find a list of conditions for which medical cannabis is currently used by patients seeking relief and improved quality of life1,5 – including through treatment in our affiliated clinics:

Indications for medical cannabis treatment

If your medical condition is not on the list, do not worry. We might still be able to help you. Please create a profile and fill out your health information. The doctors who cooperate with Canify Clinics will evaluate your patient application and guide you to the best treatment options.

We do not treat patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding. But you are welcome to create a profile and fill out your medical details anyway; that way, you will be ready to contact us later on.


1. Johannes Horlemann Norbert Schürmann, med. DGS-PraxisLeitlinie Cannabis in der Schmerzmedizin. (2018).

2. Sihota, A. et al. Consensus-based recommendations for titrating cannabinoids and tapering opioids for chronic pain control. International Journal of Clinical Practice (2020).

3. Pisanti, S. & Bifulco, M. Medical Cannabis: A plurimillennial history of an evergreen. Journal of Cellular Physiology vol. 234 8342–8351 (2019).

4. Zuardi, A. W. History of cannabis as a medicine: A review. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria vol. 28 153–157 (2006).

5. Schmidt-Wolf, G. & Cremer-Schaeffer, P. 3 Jahre Cannabis als Medizin – Zwischenergebnisse der Cannabisbegleiterhebung. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz 64, 368 (2021).