NHS Doctors Can Prescribe Cannabis Products From November

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A really tiny good thing has happened. In 2018. Seriously. After the heartbreaking cases of Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley – boys whose epilepsy would only calm down when treated with cannabis oil – hit the headlines, special measures were introduced to make their cannabis products available on a case by case basis. That’s now about to change again, with the NHS able to widely prescribe cannabis-derived medicines from November 1.

This does not mean you can fake a bit of stress or back pain and come out with a prescription for medical-grade dope or some cannabis oil to use as a salad dressing, although the potential for use is surprisingly wide. There are no limits on the types of conditions

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