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U.K. Doctors Can Prescribe Cannabis Now. They May Not Know How

  • British government eases restrictions on medical marijuana
  • Doctors may lack familiarity with the drug’s applications
America's First Cannabis-Based Medicine Is Made in England
Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The green wave of cannabis legalization is coming to the U.K.

Britain’s government will officially allow some physicians to prescribe medical marijuana, beginning Thursday. It will take time to import a supply, and many doctors may not know how to use it, but the U.K.’s 66 million people add a significant new market for the booming global industry.