UK LEGAL PRESCRIPTION CANNABIS PATIENTS - questions, advice, info, strains & experiences, gallery & chat :)

VegNVape

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If you didn't already know, medical cannabis has been legal in the UK on prescription since November 2018 and while barriers certainly do still exist, more and more people are beginning to access legal cannabis, for a variety of conditions, through one of more than 40 prescribing clinics currently operating across the UK, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

Also, there are now even medical cannabis access schemes available. One such scheme (offered by Mamedica) is for patients who are either veterens or receiving benefits. The scheme charges a one-off, upfront fee of £200 which covers all initial consultations and follow-up clinic appointments, leaving only the cost of the actual medication to be paid for going forward - which could be a great help to those who are eligible.

Maybe this could be a place to share some information, pics and general chat, now that we don't just have to live it vicariously through our American cousins :D

I got my script quite recently, and I've gotta say, although I was optimistic this day would come eventually (it just HAD to, right?!), I was still scared it never would.

Tbf I'm still in shock.

It really is fucking monumental :rockon::love::leaf:

Anyway, here are a couple of (what I think are useful) links - the first, I think explains the current UK legal situation (and then some) quite well - just in case you want to brush up, or if you are not fully aware (as seems to be the case for the majority of the poeple in the country):

Next up is an essential for all things UK medical cannabis - a hive of up to date clinic, strain, price & product related info:

Blessings all!

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VegNVape

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Great to hear that from you both :tup:
it still blows my mind every month that the postman brings legal weed to my door
I know exactly what you mean. It's an absolute game changer. For me the full impact is yet to be felt and it's exciting just thinking about the various aspects of my life it will touch.

No need to hide away! :wave:
My weedy-wear is gonna be in full effect this summer :cool:

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Dabberhashery

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Unfortunately, for myself at least, uk medical cannabis leaves much to be desired. I'm prescribed myself through Integro who have been excellent.

The trouble for me is the quality of the product available. I had to abandon my current batch due to headaches caused by microseeds. However, in researching this I found that uk med bud cannot be cured in the normal way and is instead just dried quickly. Maybe this has some bearing on things affecting me but I'm not sure. Even med bud without visible seeds left me feeling weird in the head or a full blown headache.

I didn't mind the dryness, lack of terps and taste, irradiation or any of that, I was also ecstatic to receive my first prescription deliveries - but sadly having a headache for weeks on end I gave in and stopped using it, then within a day or two the headaches cleared for me.

I wish others more luck with this than myself, medicine should make us better and not cause other problems. Non med bud still does never cause me any issue and I do not usually get headaches ever, it was all very odd and disappointing. Regulation appears to be the killer here, such a shame and I hope things change.
 

brainiac

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@Dabberhashery
Hi mate. All may not be lost! I see a couple of possible workarouds here. Firstly, you could moisten the weed by putting it in a plastic bag with a piece of (say) orange peel and leave it for a few hour. Then put it through a proper curing process. Alternatively, QUISO it.

Shame to decline all that free (and legal) herb.
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VegNVape

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I'm sorry to hear that, @Dabberhashery, but I'm pleased you posted your experience.
It would be interesting to know which strains you tried & who grew them if you could let us know?
The two strains I've had so far (Cheese & Bafokeng Choice), both from MG Health (grown in Lesotho, South Africa), are non-irradiated & have been pretty good for me. Admittedly, they are very dry & the terps are not what they should be but, it's not completely lacking & thankfully there's been no seeds. I will get around to posting some pics at some point.
Shame to decline all that free (and legal) herb.
I hear ya but, unfortunately, prescription cannabis isn't free :\

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Dabberhashery

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The Aurora Pedanios ones are fine, I should have just stuck to those. Electric Honeydew, sourdough and farm gas have all been OK, so there are some good ones. Latest ones I can't deal with are from lot420, black cherry punch was terrible but orange cake was not too bad but I think the bcp was the cause of headaches, green karat are also very bad, Grow are terrible even at the £5.50 prices and novelty ones like big narstie are hit and miss.

I just can't keep double buying every month and this medical stuff is full price all the way... I was paying £8.50/g on average and the minimum order amount for 99% of the strains is 10 grams.

This month I treated myself to the black cherry punch as a expensive one to try at £10.50/g, and it's really bad compared to the Aurora Electric Honeydew at £8.50/g.

Edit: the black cherry punch is actually from 420Pharma and the orange cake that is OK (nice orange terps, not too strong effects) is from Lot420
 
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davesmith

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Ive found the quality in general to be pretty meh. I wouldn't vape anything gamma or beta irradiated myself and that limits options.

I still use the black market as the quality is so much higher (if you know the right people)
 

VegNVape

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The Aurora Pedanios ones are fine, I should have just stuck to those. Electric Honeydew, sourdough and farm gas have all been OK, so there are some good ones. Latest ones I can't deal with are from lot420, black cherry punch was terrible but orange cake was not too bad but I think the bcp was the cause of headaches, green karat are also very bad, Grow are terrible even at the £5.50 prices and novelty ones like big narstie are hit and miss.

I just can't keep double buying every month and this medical stuff is full price all the way... I was paying £8.50/g on average and the minimum order amount for 99% of the strains is 10 grams.

This month I treated myself to the black cherry punch as a expensive one to try at £10.50/g, and it's really bad compared to the Aurora Electric Honeydew at £8.50/g.

Edit: the black cherry punch is actually from 420Pharma and the orange cake that is OK (nice orange terps, not too strong effects) is from Lot420

Wow, some of those strains sound like they should be fire, which probably added to your disappointment upon arrival. I have seen 420Pharma products around & will probably avoid them for now so thanks for the heads-up. I can't afford to knowingly take that risk. Yeah, unfortunately, price-wise it's been fairly top-end for me, too, at £9/g for each of these two strains:


I guess my expectations were set relatively low as I already knew of patients who were feeling underwhelmed by their experience but, thankfully, I was quite pleasantly surprised.

@Dabberhashery I'm pleased to hear you've managed to find some which are acceptable but I totally understand your frustration & disappointment at what you've had to go through to get there, & of course, waste your money on.

Hey @davesmith, I tend to agree. I've been happy what I've had so far has been non-irradiated as I'm not sure how I feel about that process (although my gut says 'no') & online research hasn't helped me to reach a conclusion, yet.
Can you remember & share any particular strains or cultivators you've had experience with that you would definitely avoid in the future? Also, have you had anything which has not been sub-par?

Hope everyone is having a nice Easter bank-holiday!

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