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

Updated 11 July 2019
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A special reimbursement scheme exists for medicinal cannabis products in the four-year pilot programme.

Under this scheme, people in Denmark are reimbursed at the rate of 50% for cannabis products in the pilot programme. A maximum of DKK 10,000 can be reimbursed for cannabis products in the pilot programme in a one-year period. The reimbursement amount is deducted automatically at purchase in the pharmacy.

People who have been granted reimbursement for the terminally ill receive full reimbursement for products in the pilot programme.

The reimbursement thresholds and rates for purchases of medicinal cannabis are as follows:

Total expenditure per reimbursement periode (12 months) Reimbursement rate Patient's co-payment 
DKK 0 - 20,000 50% Up to DKK 10,000
DK 20,000 - 0% Full price of the product
For terminally ill patients 100% No co-payment

We have made an information sheet on the reimbursement scheme for medicinal cannabis (in Danish only).

Please note that reimbursement for products in the pilot programme is calculated separately from the reimbursement of other medicines.

The special reimbursement scheme was introduced on 1 January 2019 but also covers products bought in 2018.

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