Dr Mark Weatherall, Consultant Neurologist at Sapphire clinics has told the Daily Star newspaper…
“We started off just over a year ago, and we had an initial burst of people that knew about medicinal cannabis and had either been trying to get prescriptions from elsewhere or were waiting for it.
“Things sort of calmed down a little bit and then they started to build up, and then of course we had Covid, which kind of pushed everything back.
“The last few months, the interest has been picking up…there’s been a quite a bit of publicity around medicinal cannabis and then one of the sort of main issues that is changing, and I’m sure will continue to change, is the question of cost.”
After it was legalised, potential customers were priced out of medical marijuana, owing to a lack of production in the UK.
However, the market began to grow and many more Brits have been prescribed the relevant products.
Manufacturers have also started investing in cannabis production in the UK, which has helped cut prices.
Dr Weatherall continued: “People 12 months ago…would be paying probably upwards of somewhere between £500 and £1,000 a month for the product, which is an enormous amount of money.
He added: “Now the cost is down to a point where, depending on the product, for some people it may cost less than £100 a month.
“Obviously, that’s still a not inconsiderable amount of money for many people.”
A review by the clinic found the typical patient who required treatment for chronic pain would pay just £4.76 a day.
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