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13th September 2022
UK - Scotland: The Scottish Medicines Consortium announced yesterday that Sativex was accepted for use within NHSScotland as treatment for relieving symptoms in adults with multiple sclerosis who have not responded adequately to other treatments.
26th August 2022
28th July 2022
UK: The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for CBD products yesterday presented its recommendations for regulation of the industry. The group called on the govenment to estalish a commercially viable THC limit in consumer products, review the novel food regulation, and enable family doctors to prescribe cannabis, removing the requirement for them to triage their prescription with two others. It reiterated that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, rather than the Home Office, should be responsible for hemp.
18th July 2022
UK: The government has opened a consultation, open until 10th October, on a proposed new policy on adult drug use. Possible changes involve changing the Drug Trafficking Offences Act to allow testing for class B drugs, including cannabis; requiring all first-time drug possession offenders to be fined and to attend a drug awareness course; a second such offence would lead to a period of mandatory drug testing and an additional awareness course; a third offence would risk an exclusion order, tagging, passport confiscation, and disqualification from driving.
1st July 2022
1st July 2022
1st July 2022
16th June 2022
UK: There was conflicting evidence from the police given to yesterday’s meeting of the Home Affairs Committee on policing of drugs. David Sidwick, police and crime commissioner for Dorset, said decriminalising cannabis would worsen the current situation. However, Thames Valley chief constable John Campbell said such a move would free up resources for other police work.
15th June 2022
UK: In response to a question by MP Michael Fabricant about how the prescribing of medical cannabis might be eased, especially for children, junior health minister Maria Caulfield said: “I am pleased to say that NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Research have recently announced two clinical randomised controlled trials to try to build that evidence base to get more of these products licensed.”
27th May 2022
12th May 2022
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