Can You Buy Medical Cannabis in the UK?

A general practitioner cannot order cannabis-based medicines; they can only be prescribed by a specialized doctor at Releaf cannabis clinic, located at the hospital. It is likely that it will only be prescribed to a small number of patients. In the UK, you can now get medical marijuana for anxiety at Releaf cannabis clinic. During a particularly difficult period about five years ago, my panic attacks in public would come on so quickly and intensely that I became immobilized and desperate to breathe. I'm sure you can agree that being physically taken over by your own body when you're just trying to buy a train ticket is not ideal.

So, for one reason or another, I stopped everything. Sertraline made me feel sluggish and disheveled, all eight CBT sessions came to an end, and private therapy, which drained my overdraft, was causing me a whole new form of anxiety. In just a few weeks, my panic attacks returned, mostly in the middle of the night, and were characterized by religiously verifying that windows and doors were locked every few hours to ensure that no one could come in and kill me. The clinic's work was done and they put me in contact with the provider of their medications. In this case, it was the company Rokshaw Ltd, based in Sunderland, that supplies Curaleaf medical cannabis to the United Kingdom.

Curaleaf is an American company that organizes the production of cannabis products for medical use. In fact, they cultivate the raw materials for shipment to the United Kingdom in Portugal, where all drugs are decriminalized. It's not great for my carbon footprint, but at least my prescription wasn't sent directly from the U. S. Despite my skepticism, my prescription arrived via DPD the next day.

The small package came in a box with almost no markings and I suppose the delivery man didn't notice what he had just delivered to me. I opened the box and saw a medium-sized jar full of sticky, dry cannabis buds, and even though I knew what I was getting, I was still surprised by the contents. I took a small number of buds, crushed them with a grinder and packed them carefully in the dosing capsule, which I placed inside the main convection chamber of my vaporizer. The FX Mini vaporizer has an adjustable temperature gauge that ranges from 160 to 221 degrees Celsius. It does not directly heat the grass, but rather heats the air around the chamber to limit the amount of carcinogens normally released by burning the grass.

The higher the heat, the greater the impact, but the lower the heat, the better the flavor. Immediately, I felt the faint buzz of anxiety, a buzz I hadn't noticed until then, fading away. The weight that lived in my chest next to my heart and lungs disappeared silently, and the sharp edges of the room became more rounded and glassy. Have you ever wondered how in movies people swallow zoots at parties as if it were nobody's business? But when you give two small doses of London Skunk are you pulling out a white club? Well, that's because medical marijuana doesn't drive you crazy like many of the things found on the streets in countries where cannabis is not regulated. The effect is diffuse and light.

I found myself smiling quietly; things were more fun than usual but I wasn't bursting into uncontrollable fits of laughter. I felt my muscles relaxing but I was still energetic and agile enough to get up and do things on my to-do list. My entire relationship with cannabis as a drug has been as a social and recreational drug. It is something that appears at barbecues and at the end of parties when the sun rises. It has rules such as not opening a bottle of wine until at least 6 pm or having an eccy with breakfast so it felt strange to pack a vaporizer and burn in broad daylight. My first point of contact was going to the post office which I usually find too stimulating and terrifying.

I had been postponing this trip for weeks. Someone had bought a pair of shirts on my Depop and had been sending me messages asking me where they were. I arrived at the post office and got in line where there were about ten people deep with only one cashier. Normally I would have left promising to return at a quieter time postponing this task for another couple of weeks silencing my Depop notifications but this time I didn't. I stood in line admiring trinkets and toys on offer.

I accepted that I couldn't control the radio playing at full volume in background or rhythm of room. I agreed with myself that I would become one of moving parts of post office allowing 20 minute wait to get better of me. From there throughout week went to party visited in-laws saw lot of Charmed noticed sleep improved didn't want drink alcohol wanted exercise more felt more sociable had fewer spiraling thoughts overall felt better healthier only downside being very aware cultural legal ramifications taking prescription. I'm not big fan vaping indoors don't want house smell like Camden record store also felt eyes neighbors when tried shamelessly full marijuana vaporizer street causing more anxiety than relieving anxiety. There is some evidence that medical cannabis can relieve certain types of pain although these tests are not yet strong enough to recommend it for pain relief. If your consultant is willing to...

Sarah Knight
Sarah Knight

Introducing Sarah, the voice behind the CBPM UK Medical Cannabis Blog. As a passionate advocate for medical cannabis, Sarah shares her journey as a patient, exploring its therapeutic potential and the evolving landscape of cannabis-based treatments in the United Kingdom. Her firsthand experience and dedication to providing well-researched information make her blog a trusted resource for those seeking insights into the world of medical cannabis in the UK. Join Sarah as she sheds light on the benefits, regulations, and stories of patients like herself, navigating the path to improved well-being through medical cannabis.

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