Medical Cannabis Treatments in UK to Be Limited Over Doctors’ Fears and Lack of Regulation Despite New Law

‘It’s frustrating because these families have tried everything available to them but their doctors still wont prescribe medical cannabis,’ says Hannah Deacon

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 the entire article at Independent.