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Medicinal Cannabis Is Legal in the UK

The prescription of conventional medication could plummet following today’s legalisation of medicinal cannabis, with campaigners now set to ratchet up pressure on the government to legalise recreational cannabis, VICE can reveal.

A large majority (60 percent) of respondents to a study commissioned by the United Patients Alliance – which represents the interests of medical cannabis patients in the UK – said they had substantially reduced the amount of pharmaceutical drugs they were taking to manage a host of conditions after beginning to take cannabis medicinally.

The study also suggested that 76 percent of the British public would be prepared to consume cannabis-based medicines if prescribed by their doctor, with 65 percent of respondents saying they would grow the class B drug themselves if it was decriminalised.