Awareness of medical cannabis regulations among UK police officers – a cross-sectional study

Simon Erridge, Claire Wang, Lucy Troup, Mikael H. Sodergren*

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Abstract

Cannabis-based products for medicinal use (CBPMs) were rescheduled in the UK in November 2018. The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to assess awareness of legislation governing CBPMs among UK police officers and whether they had received appropriate training. 200 police officers completed the survey and 57 (28.5%) respondents did not know CBPMs were legal on prescription in the UK. 177 (88.5%) believed they would benefit from more training on CBPMs and how to identify legal medical cannabis patients. Education on the legalities of CBPMs and why they are prescribed is necessary to improve knowledge among police officers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedico-Legal Journal
Early online date17 May 2024
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 May 2024

Keywords

  • cannabis
  • cannabidiol
  • tetrahydrocannabinol
  • police
  • law enforcement

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