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Specialist clinicians in the UK can prescribe cannabis-based medicines to people with “exceptional clinical need”

31 Oct 2018

From today, specialist clinicians can prescribe cannabis-based medicines in the UK to patients with “exceptional clinical need”. They will no longer need to apply to an expert panel for a licence.

The UK government has rescheduled cannabis-based medicines under the Misuse of Drugs regulations 2001. They are now no longer listed under Schedule 1 alongside substances considered to have no therapeutic effect. 

Incredibles 2 re-edited to meet standards around flashes and patterns affecting people with photosensitive epilepsy

7 Aug 2018

Disney has re-edited its new Pixar film Incredibles 2 to ensure it passes a test around flashing lights and patterns. The test is called the Harding Box test, and it is used to look at video footage for flashing lights and patterns that may trigger a seizure in people with photosensitive epilepsy.

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