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Research Hospice Care

Hospice care: provision of prescribed, standardised cannabidiol as a replacement therapy for illegally obtained cannabis products.

Currently, a reportedly huge problem facing hospices and oncology wards worldwide, is that patients are obtaining illegal cannabis preparations and taking them into hospital.

When a patient attends a hospice or hospital as part of their cancer care, they often have their own “illegal” cannabis products removed and destroyed.

The aim of this arm of our research is to examine the tolerability and acceptability in patients of replacing illegal cannabis products with a prescribed and standardised alternative.

A chart is provided to healthcare staff to make an approximate switch from illegal to legal product.

Drug interactions are also provided to enable staff to make safe choices.

Our outcome will be a review article, discussing the topic, showing the overall safety, tolerability, acceptability and overall success of making such changes.

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