Medicinal cannabis regulation

The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Regulations will commence from 1 April 2020, when commercial cultivation and manufacture of cannabis products for medicinal use will be allowed under a licence.

Until these regulations come into effect, the requirements under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 and the Medicines Act 1981 for cultivation, manufacture and prescribing remain unchanged and still apply.

For an overview of the upcoming regulations, including an updated licensing regime and minimum quality standards, see the upcoming regulatory information section.

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