Not that it’s entirely surprising but as it became legal yesterday for cannabis to be prescribed for medicinal use on the NHS, they produced this article, stating that it is only likely to be prescribed for:
- children with rare, severe forms of epilepsy
- adults with vomiting or nausea caused by chemotherapy
Even with this there are suggestions that only certain cannabinoids will be available for certain conditions – the Times produced this article today suggesting that in the case of Billy Caldwell, the boy whose case triggered the reform, he will still not be able to be prescribed tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) since there is “insufficient high quality or clinical evidence in humans to support the suggestion that THC increases the efficacy of anti-epileptic effect when used in combination with cannabidiol [CBD]“*
Clearly more needs to be done. I am doing everything I can to make sure that others benefit from what we have been through with William and his brain tumour reduction after starting him on CBD and the Ketogenic Diet.
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*quote from the British Paediatric Neurology Association