Advice: Make private hemp cultivation deductible for medical purposes

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The Advocate General stated in a recommendation to the Supreme Court on Friday that the costs of home-grown weed for medical purposes should be tax deductible.
The Supreme Court still has to make a final decision.

The Advocate General stated in a recommendation to the Supreme Court on Friday that the costs of home-grown weed for medical purposes should be tax deductible. The Supreme Court still has to make a final decision.

The case revolves around a woman suffering from a severe form of Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Because regular medicines and also medicinal weed did not have the desired effect, doctors prescribed a different type of cannabis for her.

The woman had to grow this weed herself. She filed the costs for the cultivation and use of the weed with the tax return as deductible specific healthcare costs. According to the Tax Authorities, that was unjustified because the cannabis was not provided by a doctor or pharmacist.

The woman went to court, which ruled in her favor, but on appeal this decision was reversed. The woman then appealed to the Supreme Court. Decisions by this body are always preceded by a non-

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