British patients demand to use cannabis

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1532
  1. Alison Tonks
  1. BMJ.

    A delegation of patients, doctors, and members of parliament in Britain has urged the Department of Health and the Home Office to make it legal for British doctors to be able to prescribe cannabis. They argue that cannabis should be awarded ordinary schedule 2 status, which would allow patients to obtain it from general practitioners instead of facing arrest when buying it from drug dealers. The delegation told the Department of …

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