“Recreational use will remain prohibited.” Too funny, this is coming from a land that has 24 hours availability to alcohol.
Move follows high-profile case of 12-year-old boy with severe epilepsy denied access to cannabis oil
Britain will soon allow doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis, following a relaxation of the law governing drugs derived from the banned plant.
Interior Minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday that specialist physicians would be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products beginning in the fall. Recreational use will remain prohibited.
The decision follows the high-profile case of a 12-year-old boy with severe epilepsy who was denied access to cannabis oil, which prompted a national debate and reviews by experts.
“Recent cases involving sick children made it clear to me that our position on cannabis-related medicinal products was not satisfactory,” Javid said.
“Following advice from two sets of independent advisers, I have taken the decision to reschedule cannabis-derived medicinal products meaning they will be available on prescription.”