I welcome the announcement from the Home Secretary that medical cannabis under prescription is to be placed in Schedule 2 and available from the Autumn.
As I’ve previously said, it’s time we reappraised our attitude to cannabis and moved forward utilising a fact based strategy that does not harm society but benefits it.
The Home Office have said they will develop additional frameworks and clinical guidelines to ensure that cannabis-derived medicinal products can be prescribed safely to patients. This must happen at pace to ensure those who require medical cannabis can access it in a timely manner.
I will be looking over the detail of the Home Secretary’s announcement to ascertain what this means in practice.