On the issues of that wonderful plant that is not considered to have any medicinal values by the UK Government and others, yet contains two substances now classed as medcines, THC and CBD extracts.
course the THC and CBD extracts will cost more than on the "street" when
extracted, purified, verified pure and delivered in standardised doses,
BUT, as with all licensed medications, people will know it is pure and
excatly what is being said on the label, if indeed there was one.
Sure, the price may be higher but the knowledge of purity will be there.
Now that the UK Government has decided to reschedule CBD as a medicine,
those that have been supplying it on line and off-line, possibly with
no real indications of purity or dose, will be less happy that the
producers who will satisfy the medicines criteria, probably the bigger
pharmaceutical companies such as GW who presently control the supply and
profits of THC through its expensive and hard-to-get Sativex.
Yet surely this is exactly what the "endourpain"
campaign that has been calling for more cannabis medicine, and exactly
what the government minister promised last year at the farce debate ina
side-chamber in Parliament which was supposed to be about all cannabis
We'll have to wait and see, but we know that the
criteria for legal supply which has to be approved by the MHRA will come
alongside an increase in price (sand supposedly, safety).
said all along, that a campaign based upon the demand for more
"cannabis medicine" will be successful and result in more pharmaceutical
cannabis roducts and extracts, NOT any change in law regarding
cultivation or supply of the cannais plant or even possession.
The existence of such legally prescribable or approved extracts will also counteract any mitigation in court.
The way the campaign has been going, demanding regulations and medicine
rather than fundamental Rights and Freedoms, is responsible for the
changes we can see happening right now - those that have been thinking
only of themselves, those that have been seeking profits, will be
It does nothing - it may even be a step backwards - from seeing the law changed for any of us.