14 Feb GW Founder And Chairman, Geoffrey Guy, Explains Sativex
Sativex is whole plant cannabis oil. It contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other compounds present in the plants from which it is made. However, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has granted a marketing authorisation on an inaccurate and knowingly dishonest basis. It regulates Sativex as as a two molecule medicine: THC and CBD with added propylene glycol and peppermint oil. It acknowledges that there are also “unspecified impurities”.
Consequently, the classification of Sativex in schedule 4 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, is also inaccurate and dishonest.
Sativex is pharmacologically identical to any illicit cannabis oil with a 1:1 ratio of THC:CBD which is classified in schedule 1 as “of no medicinal value”.