UK doctors set to be legally able to prescribe cannabis

DOCTORS in the Lothians will be able to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis after a Home Office decision means the drugs will be made available on the NHS throughout the UK.

Doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis for the first time in the UK after the government granted approval.

The move was welcomed with delight by Karen Gray, from East Craigs, who has campaigned tirelessly to have access to Cannabidiol (CBD) for her five-year-old son Murray who was diagnosed with Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy and has been in and out of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children where he receives treatment for crippling seizures.

It is expected the first prescriptions will be given out in the autumn after Home Secretary Sajid Javid decided to reschedule the products, relaxing the rules which are not devolved, about the circumstances in which medicinal cannabis can be given to patients.