Development authorisation

Updated 11 March 2022

Development scheme for the cultivation and handling of medicinal cannabis

On 1 January 2018, a special development scheme for the cultivation of cannabis in Denmark was introduced. Under this scheme, companies can apply for an authorisation to cultivate and handle cannabis with a view to producing cannabis suitable for medicinal use.

The development scheme runs in parallel with the medicinal cannabis pilot programme.

The special development scheme applies only to applications for cultivation and production of cannabis for medicinal use. Applications for authorisation of commercial cultivation of cannabis (industrial hemp) with a content of no more than 0.2% THC for other purposes than to develop cannabis for medicinal use must, as previously, be submitted to the Danish Agricultural Agency.

Cannabis developed under the development scheme cannot be used in the pilot programme or for other medicinal purposes.