Medicinal cannabis is available to patients on NHS prescription from TODAY
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Medicinal cannabis is available to patients on NHS prescription from TODAY

DOCTORS will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis in the UK starting today. The drug will be available to patients across England, Wales and Scotland, after the Government faced mounting pressure from campaigners. Several high-profile cases thrust the debate into the limelight, after two young epilepsy sufferers were denied the supposed healing benefits of cannabis oil, said to help control seizures. In the past, cannabis has been classed as a schedule one drug, meaning that it was thought to have no real therapeutic value. But an initial review by chief…

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UK doctors can now prescribe weed. But you probably won't get it
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UK doctors can now prescribe weed. But you probably won’t get it

Medical cannabis can now be issued by 80,000 doctors. Although its use is limited to specific medical conditions and the government is keeping controls tight     By Sanjana Varghese Thursday 1 November 2018 Getty Images / Victoria Bee Photography Weed has been undergoing a rebrand – with countries around the world decriminalising and legalising the drug. From today, it’s going to have a legitimate present in the UK. More than 80,000 specialist doctors will be able to prescribe medical cannabis to patients who can demonstrate “an unmet clinical need”.…

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Medical cannabis products available on prescription

Medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed to some patients across the UK for the first time. The treatments can be prescribed only by specialist doctors in a limited number of circumstances where other medicines have failed. The decision to relax the rules on the treatments followed an outcry over two boys with severe epilepsy being denied access to cannabis oil. But one charity fears access to it will be “much more limited” than expected. Among those who stand to benefit will be children with rare, severe forms of…

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Medical cannabis treatments in UK to be limited over doctors' fears and lack of regulation despite new law
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Medical cannabis treatments in UK to be limited over doctors’ fears and lack of regulation despite new law

Only a minority of patients who stand to benefit from potentially life-changing medicinal cannabis prescriptions will be able to access it after laws change on 1 November, experts have warned. Despite the potential to help thousands with conditions like epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and nausea from cancer treatment, The Independent has learned that most doctors are so far refusing to prescribe. Medicinal cannabis prescriptions have already been approved for Alfie Dingley and Billy Caldwell, two boys with rare forms of epilepsy whose parents’ campaigns were instrumental in changing legislation. Read more Alfie…

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