Specialist Consultants & Doctors
Prescribing cannabis-based products for medicinal use in the UK is restricted to doctors who are listed on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council as an unlicensed ‘special’ medicinal product. Clinicians must adhere to GMC guidance and are permitted to prescribe only within their area of practice and with MDT support.
All UK doctors should include cannabis training as part of their continued professional development and develop a broad understanding of this legal treatment. It is estimated over 1.8m people are using cannabis to treat medical conditions, and with over 30,000 prescriptions in the private sector it is essential that doctors are fully informed.