Britain’s first specialist clinic for medicinal cannabis has opened at The Beeches Consulting Centre in Greater Manchester. If you can afford$260 for an appointment and $780-$915 a month for a private prescription. The clinic said that the service is aimed at people who have who have “exhausted all existing treatment options”.
The Medical Cannabis Clinics, also coming to London, have been launched by European Cannabis Holdings (ECH). The Manchester branch will be led by Dr David McDowell, a Consultant in Pain Management who issued the first UK prescription for medical cannabis in December. Clinics in London will open across multiple disciplines including neurology and psychiatry in addition to chronic pain, on Harley Street, and in Birmingham later this spring.
The good news is that as production of medical cannabis rises and expands, prices will fall, although it could be a long wait for them to fall significantly enough to be affordable to the vast majority of people. Until then those of us who can’t afford private prescriptions will have to go on growing our own or finding communal solution.