Reimbursement of medicinal cannabis of the pilot programme effective as of 1 January 2019

16 January 2019

On 1 January 2019, a special reimbursement scheme for medicinal cannabis in the four-year pilot programme entered into force. Reimbursement is retroactive for purchases made in 2018.

People in Denmark who are prescribed medicinal cannabis as part of the pilot programme receive reimbursement as of 1 January 2019. The reimbursement amount is deducted automatically when purchased in the pharmacy.

The reimbursement thresholds and rates for purchases of medicinal cannabis appear from this table:

Total expenditure per reimbursement period (12 months) Reimbursement rate Patient's co-payment
DKK 0 - 20,000 50%

Up to DKK 10,000

DKK 20,00 - 0% Full price of the product
For terminally ill patients
100%  No co-payment

We have produced an information sheet on the reimbursement scheme (in Danish only).

Reimbursement for medicinal cannabis purchased in 2018 will be paid retroactively

People who bought medicinal cannabis of the pilot programme in 2018 will receive their reimbursement retroactively by the end of the first quarter of 2019. The amount will automatically be transferred to the individual's NemKonto (EasyAccount).