Society publishes updated guidelines: Recommendations and Guidance on Medical Cannabis under Prescription 2020March 6, 2020 | IN NEWS | BY Kate Thorpe
The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society has today re-issued a newly updated version of Recommendations and Guidance on Medical Cannabis under Prescription.
Our guidelines set out the facts about medical cannabis treatments – history, evidence and prescribing information. In conjunction with the Society’s recently published Roadmap for UK Doctors – a step by step guide to prescribing this treatment – clinicians in the UK can feel reassured that they are supported every step of the way by an independent community of medical cannabis experts.
In the UK today, medical cannabis is being unfairly denied to patients in the NHS because the regulators do not understand the treatment. The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society believe that people in the UK are being left to suffer because NICE, the Department for Health and Social Care and the NHS have thus far failed to provide doctors with fair and balanced guidelines when it comes to prescribing medical cannabis.
The MCCS guidance, updated and reissued today considers the extensive evidence available across a wide range of conditions. We hope this is welcomed by medical bodies and urge them to consider these expert recommendations.