23 Sep 2020

Doctors still wary of prescribing medicinal cannabis

From Checkpoint, 5:38 pm on 23 September 2020

Two years after medicinal cannabis was made legal in Britain, many doctors are still not prescribing it.

And although it's early days, with only one medical cannabis product approved for use in New Zealand, our GPs appear to be in the same camp.

British psychiatrist David Nutt is the author of new research on prescription trends of cannabis-based products, and says it's outrageous people are being denied what he calls life-changing medication for some.

Tracy Neal reports.