Yep, which is a shame in my opinion - it shouldn’t be used as a last resort…
It’s great that it’s finally been approved for these patients who require and would benefit from it, but I firmly believe that a patient should have the choice between opiate painkillers and this. I know I’d prefer this as it would be easier to come off it.
My father in law is on constant morphine patches to help with his pains, and they work for him. He forgot to put one on once and the withdrawal was horrible for him until he realised what he had done (or not done should I say!). This withdrawal wouldn’t be present if he was able to be prescribed medicinal cannabis.
But it’s got to start somewhere I guess!