THE MEDICAL USE OF CANNABIS HAS AN EXTREMELY LONG HISTORY, DATING BACK SEVERAL MILLENNIA.

There is increasing acceptance within the medical profession of the use of cannabis and cannabis derivatives for medicinal purposes.

Based on a review of the research literature, the most established uses of medicinal herbal cannabis in places where it is most widely available such as the Netherlands include:

There are also increasing indications of the use of CBD (a key ingredient of cannabis) to treat epilepsy, and to alleviate mental health conditions including social anxiety disorder and PTSD.

Source: Professor Val Curran, Professor of Psychopharmacology, UCL

Other countries regulate the medical use of cannabis and cannabis derivatives.

The UK is increasingly out of step with the rest of the world. Canada, Israel, Mexico, Uruguay and 29 US States regulate cannabis for medical use. Australia is also in the process of doing so. In Europe, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland, Romania, and Switzerland all allow some degree of medical access.

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