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NETHERLANDS
Population: 17,424,978
GDP/Capita: USD$53,016
Wholesale Medical Flower Price/Gram: €5.80
Pharmacy purchase price from OMC (Dutch Office Medical Cannabis)
Current Med/Rec Usage (15-64yrs): 9.2% (2017 Prevalence)
Sources : European Monitoring Centre for Drugs & Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
opendata.cbs.nl, Bedrocan, IMF
Dutch Medicinal Cannabis Distribution and Export
Source : Bedrocan
STATUS
Medical cannabis has been available in pharmacies since 2003
Bedrocan is sole producer for the Office Medical Cannabis
OMC purchases product from Bedrocan at a mandated price
OMC distributes product to pharmacies, and exports abroad
Dutch insurance system does not cover medical cannabis
NEWS
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Status Quo & Recent News
Products
Product
THC/CBD
per gram of flower
Package
Size/Dosage
Package cost
(exclude VAT +
prescription fee)
Bedrocan flos
220mg / 0 5g
€29
Bedrobinol flos
135mg / 0 5g
€29
Bediol flos (granulated)
63mg / 80mg 5g
€29
Bedica flos (granulated)
140mg / 0
5g
€29
Bedrolite flos (granulated)
0 / 90mg 5g
€29
Bedrolite CBD 10% oil
Cannabidiol Sublingual Drops
0 / 90mg 100mg / ml
€16.13 / ml
*
Bediol 1.3 / 2.0% oil
Sublingual Drops
63mg / 80mg 13/20mg / ml
€4.03 / ml
*
Bedrocan/Bedrolite 10/5 oil
Sublingual Drops
220mg / 90mg 100/50mg / ml
€19.40 / ml
*
Sativa 2.0/5.0 % oil
Sublingual Drops
n/a 20/50mg / ml
€4.25 / ml
*
Indica 5.0/5.0% oil
Sublingual Drops
n/a 50/50mg / ml
€8.09 / ml
*
Bediol 0.65%/1% Ointment
63mg / 80mg 6.5/10mg / g
€3.27 / g
*
List of Approved Products - OMC
a
a
OMC = Dutch Office of Medicinal Cannabis
* Pharmacies process Bedrocan flower into prescribed preparations, these per ml
prices include VAT but exclude prescription service fees
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Product Channels
Medical Cannabis Prescription Breakdown
e
Oil prescriptions
Flower prescriptions
13,200
e
Stichting Farmaceutische Kengetallen (SFK) statistics
Shows count of prescriptions dispensed per annum
Average amt of medicinal cannabis per dispensation is about 16grams
On average, a user has about six dispensations in a year
Dutch Office for Medical Cannabis
Grounds for use
f
1. Pain and muscle spasms/cramps associated with
(MS) or spinal cord damage
2. Nausea, reduced appetite, weight loss and
debilitation associated with cancer and AIDS
3. Nausea and vomiting caused by medication or
radiotherapy for cancer and HIV/AIDS
4. long-term neurogenic pain (i.e. originating in the
nervous system)
5. tics associated with Tourette Syndrome
f
OMC - Data currently available to support prescribing for these conditions
Prescribing Pharmacies
Clinical Cannabis Care B.V.
Transvaal
Infinity Pharma
16,800
26,100
45,300
53,300
49,500
48,500
Dutch medicinal cannabis flower distributed
domestically and exported abroad
b
2018 2019 2020
Exports (from Holland) Domestic (Holland)
3,558 kg
550 kg
2,000 kg
3,380 kg
580 kg
b
Italy & Germany are the main importers of OMC cannabis
There other EU purchasers (e.g. Denmark) of which the aggregate total imported
from the Netherlands would be <150kg
Sources : MjBiz Daily, Prohibition Partners, OMC
Last Updated – Oct 2021
Office of Medicinal Cannabis (OMC)
Responsible for the production and distribution of cannabis for
medical and scientific purposes, and import/export of cannabis
The European Medicines Agency
Compliance guidelines for EU GMP, EU GDP & EU GACP,
inspection procedures and forms agreed by all EU Member States
Farmatec
Responsible, among other things, for granting pharmaceutical
permits for cannabinoid-based drugs (none authorised presently)
Regulatory Agencies
Cannabis
Pharma
655 kg
Patient Count 2020
9,000
Prescription Count 2020
43,900
Patient Count 2019
11,000
Prescription Count 2019
48,500 (Trailing 12-month)
Patient/Prescription Count
d
Patients
d
The Patient Count is the total population of patients that have been
prescribed medical cannabis at some point in the named year
2018 2019 2020
€4.8m
€4.7m
€5.1m
Dutch medicinal cannabis domestic sales at
pharmacies (not publicly insured)
c
c
Medical cannabis is paid for out of pocket in Holland; source https://www.sfk.nl/
43,900
20,200