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Guidance on cannabis-based products

NHS England has issued guidance on the use of cannabis-based products for medicinal use.

Following high-profile news stories over the summer, the Home Office reviewed the legal status of cannabis-based products for medicinal use. In light of evidence of therapeutic benefit in certain medical conditions these products will be rescheduled.

The guidance document notes that cannabis-based products for medicinal use should only be prescribed:

Action: Clinicians should be aware of this guidance. It essentially rules out prescribing in primary care and places restrictions on specialist prescribing.