Category Archives: UK

UK’s NHS Will Not Prescribe Medical Cannabis to Those in Chronic Pain

The UK’s National Health Service serves over one million people every day-and-a-half, a formational source of health care in a country with a population of less than 55 million. Many of those individuals suffer from a condition entailing chronic pain, which since October, qualifies them for a doctor’s recommendation for medicinal cannabis. But some residents […]

UK’s Legalization of Medical Cannabis Sparks Talk of Possible Recreational Laws

The United Kingdom announced today a relaxation of its cannabis laws that will allow specialist doctors to prescribe cannabis-based products for certain patients. It’s a modest change to the U.K.’s cannabis laws. But it’s one that has already sparked a conversation on the broader legalization of cannabis for adult-use. Recent surveys put support for adult-use […]

UK legalizes marijuana for medical use

Medical patients in the United Kingdom will be allowed to obtain medical cannabis prescriptions for certain conditions. The Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced on Thursday that patients with qualifying conditions will be allowed treatment with cannabis-derived medicinal products, reports The Guardian. British lawmakers made the decision months after 12-year-old epilepsy patient Billy Caldwell was given […]