I have only been posting about medical marijuana since February this year and it seems as if a huge amount has happened in the intervening five months. Back then, it seemed to me that a change in UK law was still a very long way away, not least as Paul Flynn MP's Bill didn't even get its second reading in the House of Commons; and yet, here we are in July, with medical cannabis to be legalised by the new Home Secretary.
This should open up a potentially huge market in the UK, and established producers of cannabis-based medicines, including those in North America and elsewhere where medical marijuana is already allowed, will, I am sure, now be executing their plans for UK legalisation. In this, they will be joined by various UK-based businesses which have been watching the debate closely and preparing for today's news. I am sure this means the next five months will be just as dramatic, and likely extremely busy for our team advising on the approval of medicines for use in the UK.
Medical cannabis to be made available on prescription, Sajid Javid announces