It’s likely most of these products – even those called “CBD oils” – will be illegal to possess or supply. There’s a good chance they will contain THC, and may not be safe to use.
Many people having chemotherapy will have periods where they feel sick or vomit.
It’s expected this would only apply to a very small number of people in England.
The government has no intention of legalising the use of cannabis for recreational (non-medical) use.
Currently, it is only likely to be prescribed for the following conditions:
The products themselves (CBD oil) usually start at $79 and can go all the way to $400, depending on their strength. For most people, CBD oil costs around $3-5 per day to use on a moderate daily dose.
Just having 2 opinions before I ask my Dr as all this is new to him as he has only prescribed 3 people since legalization. Hope u might be able help please with options and possibly other brands possibly cheaper and easier to get through chemist as I got this prescription in March – finally chemist was only able access month ago.
1. Consult with your own doctor for a CBD prescription
CBD oil is a prescription-only medication and any doctor can prescribe it, including your GP. If you are having difficulty getting a script, implement some of my top tips.
We exist to help those patients who have chronic and debilitating conditions, and whose previous treatments have not been effective. You are always welcome to consult with one of our doctors at the clinic to get advice about medicinal Cannabis and find out if using such products may be suitable for you.
Hi Roena, thanks for the comment. Sorry to hear what you are going through. Medicinal cannabis can be great to help with pain and I am glad you found it to be helpful. Sometimes for pain we need to combine both CBD oil and THC to get the best effect. We would be happy to consult with you ourself or help you with your GP prescription. Let me know how you get on.
The cost for this service is usually fully-covered by insurance as a home nursing expense.
Some doctors may have a single licensed producer that they have a relationship with. They will forward your prescription to that producer, who will then call you to help you choose a product. It’s convenient for the doctor, but it doesn’t leave the patient with any choice of producer. This is unfortunate because no single producer can meet the diversity of needs that patients have.
You can think of this service as a mobile clinic. The nurse will come to your home, provide education, take a medical history and connect with a doctor or Nurse Practitioner to obtain the authorization. She will also help you select an appropriate product and develop a detailed treatment plan and dosing schedule. She will then help register you with a licensed producer so you can order products by phone or on-line, and will follow up with you semi-weekly while you work toward your goal.
Cannabis nursing service
Wayfare falls into this category, although we do often work with patients’ own doctors, and there are some cannabis clinics who refer to us to provide extra support for patients. We are now also providing a telehealth option as well.
Here’s what you can expect from each of these approaches.
[By the way, Wayfare works with quite a few doctors who are prescribing cannabis but count on us to provide educational support to their patients. We can even help prepare documents you can take to your doctor.]
You can get on a video conference with a doctor or Nurse Practitioner, who will assess you and provide an authorization for medical cannabis. Some of these services are stand-alone whereas others are provided by cannabis clinics as described above.