Apolgies to Mods, please move if in the wrong place.
Another change of heart after Sativex.A cannabis ingredient is set to be classed as medicine in the UK.
The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said cannabis-based ingredient cannabidiol - also known as CBD - is an effective medicine in calming people down.
The MHRA said it had initially looked at CBD because a number of manufacturing companies had been making "overt medicinal claims" about products.
Gerald Heddel, director of inspection and enforcement at the agency, told Sky News: "The change really came about with us offering an opinion that CBD is in fact a medicine, and that opinion was based on the fact that we noted that people were making some quite stark claims about serious diseases that could be treated with CBD."
Most people in the UK have previously obtained supplies online in an unregulated and potentially unsafe market, but the decision means manufacturers will now need to demonstrate their CBD products meet safety, quality and effectiveness standards.
My other half has advanced MS and is now in a home but whilst she was in my care I tried for Sativex which is made in Bucks if memory serves me but the powers that be, tossers said no while it was available in other parts of the country and freely available abroad.
It will be interesting to see if CBD will have the same problems of distribution for those that need it.