Cannabis in the UK now medically legal – up to a point

Medical cannabis products are legal in the UK from today – in very limited circumstances. This could include products without marketing authorisation, if approved by a registered specialist in certain conditions.

A change in the law brought about in a few short months enables cannabis-based products for medicinal use in humans to be prescribed as a Schedule 2 drug – essentially drugs that can be legally prescribed but carry higher risks for potential abuse.

This could be a special medicinal product for use at the direction of a doctor on the General Medical Council’s specialist register; an investigational medicinal product without marketing authorisation for use in a clinical trial; or a medicinal product with a marketing authorisation.

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Freddie Dawson

Senior news editor
Freddie studied at King’s College, London and City University and worked for publications including The Times, The Malay Mail, PathfinderBuzz and Solar Summary before joining the ECigIntelligence team. He has extensive experience in covering fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), manufacturing and technological innovation.

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