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Health Professional Are More Open To Medical Cannabis

A recent survey shows that there has been a change in attitudes towards medical cannabis among doctors in the UK.  An anonymous survey was sent out to 300 healthcare providers in the UK.  These included nurses, pharmacists, general practitioners, consultants and researchers and found that 65% believe that medical cannabis should be available in the NHS (National Health Services to treat illnesses, PTSD, mental health and pain management when conventional medication has not worked.

92% wish that their patients would be transparent with them about using cannabis for medicinal purposes.  The results from the survey shows that medical providers are more than willing to become more informed about medical cannabis and would utilize cannabis as a method of treatment. 

90% of the participants were aware that unlicensed medical cannabis has become available for prescription in private healthcare since 2018 while 76% considered themselves to be knowledgeable with medical cannabis.  Medical cannabis has been made available in the UK since 2018, but the NHS has still not included it as an option for treatment.  This means thousands and thousands of patients have been denied access to cannabis when it could have had a positive effect on their health. 

65% believe that medical cannabis should be made available in the NHS and 73% would prescribe them if the option is made available.  

18% were willing to write a private non-reimbursed prescription of medical cannabis in a NHS clinic setting while 34% were willing to prescribe cannabis as a private consultant but not as an NHS doctor. 22% of the participants felt unsafe about prescribing a private prescription for medical cannabis while in the NHS clinic and 26% would not consider doing so.

While the survey was a small survey, the results were very promising.  Medicine is ever changing and we have to change with time.  Patients should have the right to decide on what kind of treatment they think might suit them the most.  There needs to be more research done on the benefits of cannabis.  There needs to be more training and education on medical cannabis in order to get rid of the stigma that comes with cannabis.  

From the survey:

  • 10% are interested in learning about the Endocannabinoid System

  • 13% interested in different strains and formation of cannabis

  • 16% are interested in the risk and side effects of cannabis

  • 12% would like to know about the legality and regulations

  • 14% wants to know more about dosing

  • 10% the interactions between cannabis and other medications

  • 10% how to manage experienced and informed patients

Cannabis like CBD has numerous health benefits whether that be to improve sleep, enhance mood, stress management, pain relief, anti-inflammatory or treat epilepsy symptoms and there is no denying that medical cannabis is on the rise.  Changes need to be made. Laws and regulations need to make it easier for people to have access to medical cannabis.  Public education on the benefits and risks of cannabis will benefit the public.  Health officials need to have fair access to medical providers.  We believe the future of medical cannabis is very bright. If you are already considering implementing CBD into your daily health routine then we would like to introduce you to Mellow Organic, we are the first and most trusted CBD products in Thailand. Our premium CBD products that we offer are Mellow CBD Oil made from pure CBD, Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil that contains a high amount of CBD along with THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant and Mellow CBD Soothing Balm with pleasant vanilla scented balm with CBD infused ingredients.  Our product is lab tested for Top Quality CBD content and zero toxicity. 

Written by Vivek Roachthavilit

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