Campaigners are welcoming the news, but have raised concerns that the medicines may not be widely available.
Jonas Duclos has developed medicinal weed he claims is fun to smoke but also legal.
Christoph Rossner is using a former NATO air base in his quest to become Germany's leading medicinal weed grower.
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Specialist doctors, and even some GPs, will be able to prescribe cannabis to patients from March 2017.
A motion to debate the legalisation of marijuana was shot down in parliament on Wednesday.
Parliament members and peers are campaigning for medicinal marijuana to become available to those who need it.