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Medical cannabis to be available on UK prescription within weeks

Currently, cannabis-derived medicines are only prescribed in exceptional circumstances in the UK

There has long been a campaign to legalIze medical cannabis in the UK

There was medical cannabis news out today in the UK.

It emerged that within the next month, it will be available on prescription.

Currently, cannabis-derived medicines are only prescribed in exceptional circumstances and a medical panel has to agree.

The latest move represents a shift in the tone and the procedure by the Home Office.

There have been voices to legalise cannabis for medical purposes for years but a catalyst was when the Home Office granted a 12-year-old boy with intractable epilepsy, a special dispensation and 'urgent' licence for the of use medicinal cannabis oil.

The fact medicinal pot will be available on prescription in the UK within a month means that thousands of those with MS, for example, could be set to benefit.

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