“We're asking for quality of life for our children” - Medical cannabis and epilepsy in the UK: A qualitative analysis of the carers’ perspective

Authors Anne Katrin Schlag, Rayyan Zafar, David Nutt Published August 24, 2021 Despite the legalisation of cannabis based medicinal products (CBMPs) in the UK in November 2018, today there remains a scarcity of NHS prescriptions. Because of this many patients continue to face unsustainable financial costs to acquire their medicines. Medical cannabis was legalised in response  …


New Zealand Cannabis Referendum 2020

By Dr. Meg Spriggs and Professor David Nutt  On October 17th 2020, New Zealanders will be given the opportunity to change the way recreational cannabis use is viewed and treated. At present, recreational cannabis use¹ is illegal under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 (either class B or C depending on its form). Despite this,  …


#4 - Addiction

Professor David Nutt sits down with Mark Johnson and Ian Miller to discuss the science, and challenge the concept, of addiction. • Why do some people become ‘addicted’ to drugs and others do not? • Is addiction physical or psychological? • Should drug and alcohol services focus on the drug or the individual? • How  …