‘Two-tier system’ stops NHS patients accessing medical cannabis

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Tight NHS restrictions mean private patients have better access to drugs, experts say

NHS patients are being refused access to medical cannabis that is being prescribed by private doctors in an emerging “two-tier system”, experts and campaigners have warned.

While private patients have enjoyed much greater access to medical cannabis following its legalisation last year, paying hundreds of pounds a month for appointments and prescriptions, the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis and campaign group End Our Pain claim that the picture is very different for patients relying on the NHS.

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