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Professor David Nutt: The Roots of Cannabis Policy Change

The Roots of Cannabis Policy Change

David’s talk will explore the basis of cannabis being a controlled drug with a focus on the political machinations behind the decision to make it illegal in the 1930s. He will then describe the efforts that the charity he set up in 2009 [] have made to reverse this unevidenced action, and share the plans they have for improving access for UK patients, who have been badly let down by the current intense regulations that followed cannabis being moved to Schedule 2 of the MDAct1971 in November 2018, that have meant that not a single NHS patient has been able to obtain a prescription.

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