What happened next?
In late July, Javid announced changes to the scheduling of cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Act of 2001. Cannabis was previously in Schedule 1, which labelled it as having “no medical value”.
It has now been moved to Schedule 2, which will make research on cannabis itself easier.
On October 11, Javid announced that doctors across the UK would be able to prescribe medical cannabis. He cited the concerns of parents such as Charlotte Caldwell as one of his rationales for the policy change.
To much anticipation and fanfare, on November 1st, doctors were officially able to prescribe cannabis to patients who need it.
VICTORY…or was it?