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Medicinal Cannabis Now Legal On Prescription In The UK

Tuesday 6 November 2018


From UK news outlet Sky News:


Medical marijuana

Medicinal cannabis now legal on prescription

Consultants will be able to prescribe the drug after a campaign by mother Charlotte Caldwell prompted a change in the law.

By Lorna Shaddick, news reporter
Thursday 01 November 2018
© 2018 Sky UK

Patients in the UK can be prescribed medicinal cannabis from today, if it is agreed by a specialist doctor.

For the first time in this country, consultants have been given the option to prescribe products containing cannabis, cannabis resin or cannabinol, if they feel their patients could benefit from it.

It comes after a summer of campaigning by parents including Charlotte Caldwell, whose son Billy has severe epilepsy.

She went to Canada to procure the cannabis oil she says controls his seizures, but was not allowed to bring it back into the UK.

Her fight to keep the drug led to a policy review by home secretary Sajid Javid who brought in today's law change after advice from experts on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and the UK's Chief Medical Adviser.


Carly Barton agrees. A fibromyalgia sufferer from Brighton, she found cannabis ended six years of intense and constant nerve pain.


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