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08.00 Institute of Economic Affairs and Aurora

Manchester Central : The Think Tent

Time to Lead: The case for medical cannabis

Doctors can now describe medical cannabis in certain circumstances but can Britain take bolder action and lead from the front?


Developed nations are increasingly looking to medical cannabis as treatment for conditions such as chronic pain. Although UK doctors have been allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis since November 2018, patients continue to report difficulties accessing the drug. Is it time Britain took bolder action and lead from the front? What can the UK do to help widen access to medical cannabis? Can the UK become a world leader in this area of innovative healthcare? (Breakfast, tea & coffee served)

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