A prescription for medical cannabis would only be given when it was believed to be in your best interests, and when other treatments had not worked or were not suitable.
It would only be considered when other treatments were not suitable or had not helped.
There is some evidence medical cannabis can help certain types of pain, though this evidence is not yet strong enough to recommend it for pain relief.
How do I get a prescription?
Health stores sell certain types of “pure CBD”. However, there’s no guarantee these products will be of good quality.
It’s expected this would only apply to a very small number of people in England.
Possessing cannabis is illegal, whatever you’re using it for. That includes medical use unless it has been prescribed for you.
CBD is a chemical substance found in cannabis that has medical benefits.
Hi Roena, thanks for the comment. Sorry to hear what you are going through. Medicinal cannabis can be great to help with pain and I am glad you found it to be helpful. Sometimes for pain we need to combine both CBD oil and THC to get the best effect. We would be happy to consult with you ourself or help you with your GP prescription. Let me know how you get on.
We exist to help those patients who have chronic and debilitating conditions, and whose previous treatments have not been effective. You are always welcome to consult with one of our doctors at the clinic to get advice about medicinal Cannabis and find out if using such products may be suitable for you.
CBD oil is a prescription-only medication and any doctor can prescribe it, including your GP. If you are having difficulty getting a script, implement some of my top tips.
MBChB (Otago), BSc (Auckland) – As our tele-medicine doctor and author, Dr. Waseem keeps busy educating both patients and doctors about medicinal cannabis. He also consults with people from all over New Zealand, offering a listening ear and giving the most relevant advice.
So if my son who lives with chronic pain caused by Tortion Dystonia goes to his own GP he can get a prescription for medicinal cannabis and script can be filled over pharmacy counter . I’m certain his own GP would come on board with this as she is very open minded and comes from either Germany or Holland . What is the cost of medicinal cannabis when script given by GP
My husband is needing a knee replacement but they won’t do it as he is 38. He takes antiflam’s each day and anti-nausea pills has he has a sensitive stomach. We are looking at an alternative to this. If he was prescribed CBD oil will this affect him as a builder? Also will it come up in drug tests etc?
We employ open minded and experienced doctors who can help you through such a decision. We also are able to help you navigate your choices when it comes to products available in the market as we know what is available. With this knowledge, we also try help you save money to bring the costs of the products down.