Can Medical Cannabis be Prescribed in The UK?
The only drug which was been available was Sativex (nabiximols) which is a 50/50 combination of THC and CBD. It is made in the laboratory and is been approved by the MHRA as a treatment for multiple sclerosis. If there is no improvement after four weeks then Sativex treatment is stopped.
Following the ruling back in November by the Home Office – Cannabis based CBD can now be prescribed for several conditions. In England doctor’s NHS guidance states it should be prescribed only when there is clear published evidence of its benefits and only when other treatments have tried and failed:
Treatment can be prescribed in cases where:
Severe and rare forms of epilepsy in children
Vomiting or nausea caused by chemotherapy in adults
Muscle stiffness caused by multiple sclerosis in adults
Where the patient is not in touch with a specialist doctor already they can be referred to one by their own GP.
So What is The Difference Between Medical Grade CBD and High Street CBD?
In the UK it the CBD you can buy over the counter in whatever form it takes, from oil and capsules to drinks and vape liquids must not contain any THC.
Cannabis in its natural state contains both CBD and THC. The THC element is the potent, psychoactive part which causes highs. It is illegal for any product you would buy over the counter to contain anything more than trace elements of this substance.
Medical CBD, however, can contain varying concentrations of both CBD and THC. It depends on the patient as to the most suitable concentration of both ingredients.
The Home office has stated that in CBD Oil the percentage of THC must not be greater than 0.2% and that it must not be easily extractable from it.
What’s The Conclusion(Buy medical cbd oil)?
In 2016 Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) stated that CBD, if advertised for medical purposes, needed to be licensed. Therefore you will not find CBD adverts which include wild cancer curing claims. (And if you do they should be reported!)
Clearly, CBD which is legal in the UK and for sale over the counter and of course from Ampura, cannot contain more than 0.2% of THC. They are also much weaker so would not be strong enough.
We will report on any breakthroughs as and when they happen.