Speaking of awareness among the general public, fellow entrepreneur Pierre Van Weperen said: “A lot of people are not aware that you can get cannabis on prescription and a lot of people who are now in the NHS and seeing private doctors are not aware you can get cannabis on prescription.”
With a change in the optics and the attachment of medicinal cannabis to certain conditions the hope is people will move from associating cannabis with recreational to the medicinal.
So far medicinal cannabis has been attached with benefiting patients with a range of conditions such as:
• Chronic pain
• Long Covid
• Brain tumours
• Crohn’s disease
• Prostate cancer
• Bowel cancer.