Scotland’s first medical cannabis clinic, which was initially slated for Aberdeen, has welcomed more than 500 patients in its first week.
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Sapphire Medical Clinics announced in March that it had received the first Healthcare Improvement Scotland registration to prescribe medical cannabis to patients across Scotland.
The fact that cannabis has a strong medical and therapeutic potential is not new. Indeed, the question we should ask is not about if medical cannabis works: the key question is how to get the maximum therapeutic benefit from cannabis and what combination of cannabinoids is the most efficient.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium has announced that Epidyolex will be the first cannabis-based medicine to be approved for use on the NHS. The CBD-based drug is used to treat rare forms of treatment-resistant epilepsy in children.