GPs will not be prescribing medicinal cannabis

The Royal College of GPs have asked patients not to inundate doctors with requests for medicinal cannabis after new rules allowing its prescription came into force yesterday. Prescriptions are only likely to be granted for those with nausea from chemotherapy, muscle stiffness caused by multiple sclerosis, or rare and severe forms of epilepsy. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said: “The treatments […] will only be able to be prescribed by specialists, for example consultant neurologists or paediatricians, if they have a patient with an unmet clinical need.”

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Posted 02/11/2018