United Kingdom Government Cannabis News
Government announces that medicinal cannabis is legal
Patients can be prescribed medicinal cannabis by specialist doctors from 1 November 2018.
Home Office and The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
Specialist doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis from 1 November 2018.
For the first time in the UK, expert doctors have been given the option to legally issue prescriptions for cannabis-based medicines when they agree that their patients could benefit from this treatment.
The law change, laid in Parliament today, came after the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, listened to concerns from parents of children with conditions such as severe epilepsy.
Over the summer he called for an urgent review of cannabis-based medicinal products and accepted recommendations that followed from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) and the UK’s Chief Medical Adviser.
The new law will not limit the types of conditions that can be considered for treatment and doctors will no longer need to seek approval from an expert panel in order for patients to access the medicines.
Drug Licensing Factsheet- Cannabis, CBD and other cannabinoids
This factsheet represents the Home Office’s view on the domestic control
· measures applicable to cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD) and controlled
· cannabinoids. It is intended as a resource for existing licensees and
· prospective licensees who may need to apply for a licence, having fully
· assessed any proposals they may wish to make in the context of this
· guidance and that provided by other regulators.