Medicinal cannabis oil will be available on prescription from next month, Home Secretary has Sajid Javid has said
Medicinal cannabis oil will be available on prescription from next month, the Home Secretary has said today.
From November 1, UK laws will change to allow cannabis-based products for medicinal use to be prescribed in England, Scotland and Wales, according to a written statement from Sajid Javid.
The dramatic change to policy follows a review into medical scandal after high profile cases of patients being denied products containing THC, the psychoactive compound that makes users ‘high’.
Epileptic boy Billy Caldwell was even banned from taking cannabis oil that was prescribed to him abroad. He was given back the medicine