Big companies are making inroads into a potentially lucrative market, but legislators aren’t moving at the same speed.

Europe is coming around to medical cannabis — but many patients fear financial benefit will trump pain relief.

In November alone, the U.K. allowed doctors to write prescriptions for medicines containing cannabis; Greece granted its first two licenses to cultivate and process cannabis; and Luxembourg legalized cannabis for recreational purposes.

Most EU countries currently allow some form of medical cannabis.

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Jillian Deutsch ~ Politico.eu