Doctors allowed to prescribe cannabis-based medicine in UK

Sajid Javid announces change after publicity over treatment of young people with epilepsy

Doctors in England, Wales and Scotland will be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicine in less than a month, the home secretary has announced.

Sajid Javid previously announced cannabis-derived medicinal products were to be placed in schedule 2 of the 2001 Misuse of Drugs Regulations, allowing clinicians to prescribe them.

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