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How Cannabis Works 

Prescription Cannabis in the UK:
Spoiler alert, it'll cost you!

Accessing a Private Prescription

Prescription Cannabis and Legal Rights: Guidance for Prescription Holders, Employers and Venues
(DrugScience, Cannabis Industry Council and Seed Our Future)

Prescription-Friendly Spaces
(The Rise of the Prescription-friendly Venues)

How to Take Your Prescription Cannabis

The Entourage Effect by Dr. David Howells

A welcome update on Billy Caldwell
(The boy who changed the law) 
(November 2023)

Terminology A-Z
(produced by the Cannabis Industry Council)

Cannabis and Cancer

Further Sections of relevance (Cannabis and UK Law, Cannabis and Driving, Full site contents)

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Prescription-cannabis may have been legal for a number of years but it's still alarming how widespread ignorance of this fact is, and how much discrimination patient's still face. Fortunately, although it's far from an entire solution, there is finally an increase in patient-friendly events and venues. Click on the picture to learn more... 

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A welcome update on
Billy Caldwell 

November 2023

As you may well have seen elsewhere on the site, Billy Caldwell was the first child to be prescribed cannabis on the National Health Service. Still woefully few are (a massive understatement) and largely because of that, many remain desperately ill. We have to keep fighting! But it was such a joy to read this week that Billy is doing well. I'm sharing this with kind permission from his incredible mother Charlotte.

I think it’s time for me to post this. 

I’m so thrilled to be able to tell you all that the Wizard is officially seizure free. Prescription Cannabis is saving my sons’s life. This was not supposed to happen. 
The little boy I thought I lost is slowly coming back to me.
He is doing things that I thought had gone forever. 
He is starting to communicate sounds. He is walking up and down steps. Running free ! When literally every single pharmaceutical given to him failed to preserve his life, when they had nothing left for us but to wait for him to die. 

Even after seven years, it is blowing my mind to watch this beautiful and innocent child who could never fake or pretend getting better- show such great improvement using prescription cannabis, despite such an aggressive and devastating medical condition. 

Just a few years ago, Billy was having hundred’s seizures daily. I didn’t share the half of what he has been through with any of you on this page. I couldn’t do it. 
We were sent home while he was still seizing because there was nothing they could do to help Billy. 
There was nothing left. They had nothing. 
When he was in intensive care, they put Billy to sleep for five days in an attempt to stop his seizures. His little body started to shut down. 
Some days, he was stuck in status epilepticus (a constant state of seizure) and now, with prescription Cannabis …….. he is officially seizure free.

Look at Billy …… there’s no doubt in my mind that he can make it.
I have never been so grateful in my life that we have legal and safe access to prescription cannabis for this little boy.

This medicine is unequivocally, without a doubt in the entire world, saving his life right now.

Thank you all for loving Billy
Charlotte ….. 💜

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Cannabis and Cancer

Unfortunately, though cannabis is available on prescription for cancer-related issues such as nausea resulting from chemotherapy, it is still regarded by the UK government as unproven as safe or efficacious as a cancer treatment itself.  To me this is one of the biggest tragedies of the War on Drugs.  I get the pleasure of seeing testimonials from patients and therapists from all over the world, from people who have reduced or rid themselves, with or without adjunct-therapy.  With a history of cancer myself, my last tumour disappeared when I was taking cannabis oil, then illegally.  It was actually trial and error and for a while, what I could get that taught me that cannabis as a high THC flower works really well to manage my neurological symptoms too.  However, because of the cancer exclusion from the prescription system means that there's no UK guidance on dosages to treat or prevent cancer and no means of obtaining cannabis oil legally for this purpose.  Indeed the 1939 Cancer Act stifles any advice by manufacturers, by forbidding 'false claims'.

Further Reading

Legislation.gov.uk: Cancer Act 1939 (accessed 5th September 2022)

Wikipedia: Cancer Act 1939 (updated 1st March 2021)

Page updated: November 2023