UK doctors allowed to prescribe medical cannabis

A change in the law will allow specialist clinicians to prescribe medical cannabis products from 1st November 2018.The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs at the Home Office has confirmed that cannabis-derived products “of the appropriate medicinal standard” should not be classified as Schedule 1 drugs, which have little or no therapeutic potential, and […]

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Synthetic or plant-based cannabis for symptom relief in patients with cancer

This article discusses the evidence available for synthetic and plant-based cannabis for the treatment of people with cancer. The article is very much from a US perspective, where public demand has increased awareness of cannabis as a potential therapeutic option for cancer patients. However, this awareness has also highlighted some complex medical, financial and legal concerns. This controversy […]

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