Prescriptions

Unravel cannabis prescription regulations with Releaf's Cannabis Education series. Stay informed on the legislation governing cannabis prescriptions in the UK.

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    Your guide to medical cannabis prescription in the UK

    ‘Medical cannabis’ is a term used to describe all forms of cannabis-based medicine. This medicinal option became a legal reality here in the UK on the 1st of November 2018, and since that time, we have seen a slow but steady incline of patients receiving prescriptions for a wide range of health issues. From anxiety and depression to chronic pain, medical cannabis can alleviate the discomfort that those dealing with medical conditions experience and can improve their quality of life. 

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    How to get a private cannabis prescription in the UK

    The private sector can prescribe medical cannabis for a much wider range of health issues than the NHS. There is actually no definitive list of conditions and symptoms that may qualify, as it is up to the discretion of the individual clinician.

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    How to receive a medical cannabis prescription in the UK

    ‘Medical cannabis’ is a term used to describe any kind of cannabis-based medicine used to relieve the symptoms of a medical condition. From pain management to restoring a healthy sleep pattern, medical cannabis can be integral to alleviating some of the discomfort and issues people with chronic medical conditions face.

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    Can you get a medical cannabis prescription in the UK? 

    Although recreational cannabis is still illegal in the UK, medical cannabis has been legally available to patients suffering from a wide range of health concerns since November 2018. However, obtaining it through the NHS is quite challenging, which is why many patients are turning to private clinics.

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