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Medical cannabis will be available on prescription in UK from autumn

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 26 July 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3290
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

Medicines derived from cannabis will be able to be prescribed on the NHS for patients with an exceptional clinical need by specialist clinicians from the autumn, the government announced today.

A clear definition of what constitutes a cannabis derived medicinal product will be developed by the Department for Health and Social Care for England and the UK Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency, and only products meeting this definition will be rescheduled under the UK’s misuse of drugs legislation as schedule 2 …

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