The UK Continues Banning Cannabis-Based Painkillers – Campaigners Not Satisfied With The New Bill
Cannabis-based medicines have been approved in various countries, however, the UK still continues to show its resistance against the legalization of these medicines. People have associated marijuana with a stigma for decades and it isn’t surprising to see people being dubious about trusting cannabis-based medications. There are two major cannabis-based medicine- Epidyolex and Sativex. Recently, both these medicines were licensed in the NHS for children suffering from two severe forms of epilepsy- Lennox Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Although the NHS legalizing these medicines seems like a good step, charities have said that the guidelines do not go that far. While the new law permits cannabis-based medicines to treat the symptoms, these are still not legal to use or purchase for reducing the pain. The NHS is following the updated guidelines issued by the drug advisory body NICE. Epidyolex consists of cannabidiol or CBD, Sativex consists of both THC and CBD. CBD or cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive substance found in hemp, a cannabis genus plant. It is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation, acute pain, ache, muscle soreness, injuries and promote accident recovery. CBD is also well-known for its mind-calming effects which helps people deal with anxiety,…
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