Scotland Approves First Medical Cannabis Clinic

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has approved Scotland’s first medicinal cannabis clinic to provide safe access to medical cannabis to Scottish patients.

Sapphire Medical Clinic, based in Stirling could now offer virtual appointments from today but face-to-face consultations would be conducted in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

Sapphire also received approval from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England.

“We are delighted to be the first clinic to be registered with HIS, which is a testament to the robust clinical governance framework we have established in evaluating patients for treatment with medical cannabis,” said Dr. Mikael Sodergren, managing director of Sapphire Medical.

Medical cannabis has already been legalized in the UK in 2018 to allow doctors to prescribe it in certain situations such as arthritis, anxiety, and epilepsy.


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