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‘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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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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If you think you could be eligible for a prescription for medical cannabis in the UK, you probably have a lot of questions. Is it available on the NHS? How much does it cost? And how do I go about getting a prescription? In this article, we cover all the necessary details regarding medical cannabis prescriptions here in the UK.
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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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