Britain’s stringent rules on medical cannabis harm patients

But the country is still a big (legal) producer of the green stuff
The Economist (UK)
Saturday, March 17, 2018

In 2016 Britain harvested 95 tonnes of legally grown cannabis, twice as much as a year earlier, and more than any other country. The International Narcotics Control Board, an independent monitor linked to the UN, reckons that Britain is the world’s largest exporter of legal cannabis (in the form of medical products). And GW has another product, for treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy, under consideration by regulators in America and Europe. But, unlike in some American states, those who use cannabis in its most basic leaf form to treat other illnesses run the risk of prosecution. (Read more: UK revealed to be world's biggest producer of medical cannabis)