UK doctors can now prescribe medical cannabis, but will they use it?

Weed has been undergoing a rebrand – with countries around the world decriminalising and legalising the drug. From today, it’s going to have a legitimate present in the UK. More than 80,000 specialist doctors will be able to prescribe medical cannabis to patients who can demonstrate “an unmet clinical need”.

The drug can be used for a range of medical treatments but the changes are quite limited. The alteration in government policy may be the UK’s first small step towards legalising cannabis – although don’t expect this to happen any time soon.

“This is one of those decisions where society has moved ahead of the politics,”

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