BMA wants licensing of cannabis to be changed

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 22 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1327
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The BMA has called for a change in the licensing of certain cannabinoids to enable properly controlled trials of these agents in a range of conditions.

    Earlier this year the association's annual representative meeting resolved that certain cannabinoids should be legalised for wider medicinal use. The report Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis develops this policy by describing the scientific evidence for wider medicinal use of cannabinoids—a family of compounds which constitute the active ingredients of cannabis—and defining future research needs.

    The report points out that accumulation of scientific evidence on …

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