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Cannabis: Medical Treatments

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 254164, tabled on 14 May 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the process will be for patients that are refused a prescription for medical cannabis oil by their second opinion; and will he make a statement.

Answered on

21 May 2019

It is right that these decisions are clinically led. As for any other medical treatment, if two clinicians are of the opinion that, on balance, it is not in the best interest of the patient to prescribe a cannabis-based product, then it will not be prescribed.