Pr Mike Barnes condemns NHS anti-Cannabis notices as ‘disgrace to the profession’

Professor Mike Barnes has described a notice in an NHS pain specialist ward that tells patients they will not be prescribed cannabis medicine as “a disgrace to the profession”. As we reported earlier this week, the notice says: “Following advice from our professional associations the pain consultants and allied clinical staff will not be recommending […]

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NHS pain specialists put up notices telling patients not to bother asking for medical cannabis

NHS pain specialists are putting up notices in their clinics telling patients not to bother asking for medical cannabis. The move has been made presumably in an attempt to spare specialists the embarrassment of having to explain their actions to their patients face-to-face. One such notice photographed and passed on to the UKCSC reads: “Following […]

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Chronically ill Jazi Allen denied cannabis medicine because she ‘does not fit the criteria’

Chronically ill Jazi Allen has been told that she cannot be prescribed cannabis medicine because she “does not fit the criteria”, despite the fact that she is routinely hospitalised and has experienced relief from pain, sickness and opioid dependency by smoking cannabis. Her mum Carol admits she was anti-cannabis until it helped her daughter, who […]

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Have your say – Health and Social Care Committee invites written submissions on medicinal cannabis

Parliament’s Health and Social Care Committee has asked for written submissions as the first part of a wider inquiry into the impact of drugs policy on public health, and is seeking evidence on the usage of medicinal cannabis. The Committee is inviting written submissions answering the following: What does the current evidence base tell us about […]

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