Medical cannabis: What you really need to know

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UPDATE:  The UK’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has recommended that doctors should be allowed to prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products to patients with certain medical conditions. The final decision rests with the UK  government.

The council also recommended that clinical trials be carried out to increase understanding of medicinal cannabis.


THEY say that to see the future, you should go to California. So when the Golden State legalised medical cannabis in 1996, we should have seen what was coming.

Sure enough, where California led, others followed. Today more than half the citizens of the US have legal access to medical cannabis of one form or another, as do those of a further 44 countries. The United Nations recently convened a special meeting to assess the state of knowledge on medical

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