Doctors in the UK are "frightened" to prescribe legal medicinal cannabis

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08, Nov

Hannah Deacon the mother of Alfie Dingley, a child in the UK that is suffering from severe epilepsy says that doctors are still frightened to prescribe medical cannabis to patients even with the new legislation.

The process in order to prescribing medical cannabis is scaring doctors away.

Legislation was passed in the United Kingdom this year to allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to patients. However, the process of approving patients combined with the lack of scientific research currently available is creating uncertainty for doctors.

Ms Deacon said that despite the new law changes, the current NHS guidelines in the county means "there is no doctor in this country brave enough to want to prescribe".

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