The doctors and specialist were given prescription option which included cannabis-infused products which contain CBD and a slight quantity of THC as well.
Many high-profile cases have come to the fore which reveals promising effects of cannabis-infused oil. A 12-year-old, Billy Caldwell, who was suffering from severe epilepsy experienced a great relief with the help of cannabis oil.
In June 2018, cannabis oil was seized at Heathrow airport when Charlotte Caldwell tried bringing oil to the UK from Canada. Now even after the occurrence of revolutionary modification in the medicine, the experts are arguing on granting the license to use cannabis oil.
New laws on medical cannabis
According to the new legislation, specialized doctors can prescribe medical cannabis to the patients. The idea of rescheduling the products came up with a specially commissioned review. The review concluded by chief medical adviser Dame Sally Davies that there has been evidence on medical cannabis showing therapeutic effects. The second review session revealed that doctors can prescribe their patients with medicinal cannabis while meeting the safety standards.
The Home Secretary Sajid Javid further added that his intention would always ensure that the patients get access to an appropriate and world-class medical treatment. This revolution would be an application to all the England, Scotland and Wales residents
Can a general practitioner prescribe medical cannabis?
According to this new legislation, medical cannabis can only be prescribed by specialized doctors and not general practitioners.
The medical cannabis that would be given as a prescription may consist of CBD and low amount of THC compounds. The words CBD oil and Cannabis oil are often used interchangeably and however, both can be prescribed by the doctors in the U.K.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in cannabis or marijuana plant. This substance can be easily extracted and blended with any carrier oil to formulate CBD oil. It acts opposite to THC as it is completely non-psychoactive in nature. It is highly known to offer multiple medicinal and healthcare benefits.
CBD has the ability to treat various health and mental conditions including severe pain and epilepsy. It tends to possess anti-anxiety, antioxidants and antiemetic properties.
Am I eligible for CBD oil by prescription?
Before getting CBD oil for any medical purposes should firstly apply for a license. The temporary approval panel will look at the merits of the condition before offering the license to use CBD oil. Those doctors who are agreeable to prescribe CBD oil would demonstrate of having no other lawful medication to treat the condition of the patient. Moreover, the doctor would be further responsible for bearing the responsibility for liability and risks.
Is it illegal to buy CBD oil online?
As CBD is associated as a powerful medication, it is completely legal to use. There are many stores who have started selling CBD infused products that are completely THC free. Those with THC content come along with certain rules and regulation, hence it is illegal to use in the UK.
Any product with a maximum of 0.2% of THC content can be legally used in the UK and those selling products with a higher THC content would be illegal.
Can I take CBD oil abroad?
Carrying CBD oil along abroad completely depends on where you will be exactly traveling. Those taking CBD oil to the USA must ensure the product has maximum 0.3% THC content.
Is possession of cannabis illegal?
Cannabis is considered to be a class ‘B’ drug and therefore, the possession of cannabis can be considered illegal and may lead to a fine and imprisonment for at least five years.