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First Legal Clinical Trials of Cannabis
in Britain's first clinical trial of cannabis will take
the drug as an oral tablet.
It is hoped that the trial, conducted by The Royal Pharmaceutical
Society, and involving 900 patients over a three-year
period, will begin in July, subject to approval by the
Medicines Control Agency. One hundred patients are being
selected for the early stages.
patients will be MS sufferers but there will also be
people with neuralgia, glaucoma and post-operative pain.
The dosage will be large enough to relieve pain but
not enough to make them "high".
the drug is shown to ease symptoms without side-effects,
doctors could be prescribing it to some of the country's
85,000 MS sufferers within five years.