UK NHS provided 6.5% of cannabis-based medicinal product prescriptions in 2019

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reported that, of 277 cannabis-based medical product prescriptions made in the UK during 2019, only 18 (6.5%) came from the NHS, while 259 were prescribed privately. Medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018 but has not been routinely prescribed or made available to patients since that time.