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Cannabis that is procured illegally. Black market cannabis is considered high risk as it could contain contaniments and other harmful substances.

The oil that is used to make the cannabis oils in to an more easily measured and administered medicine.

A small amount of a substance added to a medicine to help as a preservative, improve tase or acceptability.

A small amount of a substance added to a medicine to help as a preservative, improve tase or acceptability.

Anandaminde is a cannabinoid found naturally in the human body. It is the key (called an agonist) to open the cannabinoid 1 lock (kown as a CB1 receptior) found in the central nervous system, and the cannabinoid 2 lock (known as a CB1 receptor) found in the periphery of the body. It switches on CB1 […]

Alcohol extraction is a commonly used method where the cannabis is soaked in alcohol to remove the chemicals from the plant. The oragnic matter is removed and the alcohol is then evaported to leave only the oils from the plant.

2-AG is a cannabinoid found naturally in the human body. It is the key (called an agonist) to open the cannabinoid 1 lock (kown as a CB1 receptior) found in the central nervous system. It switched on the CB1 receptior affecting the fuctioning of nerve cells.

Controlled drugs (or schedule 2 medicines) that have strict rules over how they can be prescribed in the UK. In the UK broad spectrum CBD and THC are classed as schedule 2 medicines. They may only be prescribed privately on private prescriptions issued on NHS Business Services Authority stationary.

This is the encrypted email service required in the UK. Patients should inform us if they want to opt out of this service.

Dendrite Clinical Systems is the platform that hosts the UK Medical Cannabis Registry. This patient registry helps to monitor the outcome of cannabis treatment and will help develop clinical knowledge of the use of cannabis to treat medical problems and devise new therapies.

“A vapouriser is a device used to heat dried cannabis. There are no devices in the EU or UK authorised for medical uses. Pens are discrete devices and capable of vaping small amounts. Care must be taken to ensure it does not overheat. Portable vapes are convenient for travelling, with the majority being rechargeable. Desktop […]

A cultivar of the cannabis plant that is a specific strain of the plant that demonstrates a particular chemical profile of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavoniods.