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Medicinal cannabis to be legalised on prescription in UK

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Sly Saint, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is being reported in a lot of places.
    Here is Sky News:
    Senior doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines in the UK later this year after the government agreed to ease a ban.

    Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced the decision while admitting the current law is "not satisfactory".

    It follows recent high-profile cases in which children with severe epilepsy were initially denied access to cannabis oil to control seizures."

    and the BBC:
    Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, the home secretary has announced.

    Those that meet safety and quality standards are to be made legal for patients with an "exceptional clinical need", Sajid Javid said.

    As it is a devolved matter, it will require legislative change before it is enforced in Northern Ireland.

    Legalisation follows high-profile cases involving severely epileptic children.

    Many had previously been denied access to cannabis oil.

    Others forms of cannabis will remain illegal."
    'Exceptional circumstances'
    Mr Javid's decision was made after the chief medical officer for England, Prof Dame Sally Davies, and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs said patients with certain medical conditions should be given access to the treatments."

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  2. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Moderator Staff Member

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    UK West Midlands
    keeping it tightly controlled as the Drs have to apply to expert panel for approval
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