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An update on the national change to the law and the prescribing of medicinal cannabis

06 November 2018

In England and Wales from 1 November 2018 it is legal to prescribe cannabis-based medicines.  However, there are as yet no licensed medicinal cannabis products recognised for use by the NHS and the emphasis in the guidance from the government yesterday is for consultants to consider other licensed medicines first. We will therefore not be prescribing medicinal cannabis at the present time but are continuing to monitor the situation closely and if this position changes we will review our approach.

At The Hospice of St Francis we welcome this change in the law and the potential benefits this may bring in future for patients and families

As soon as there are any further developments we will update the website.



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