14 Feb GW Founder And Chairman, Geoffrey Guy, Explains Sativex

Dr Geoffrey Guy

Dr Geoffrey Guy

“Most people in our industry said it was impossible to turn cannabis into a prescription medicine.
We had to rewrite the rule book. We have the first approval of a plant extract drug in modern history.
It has 420 molecules, whereas every other drug has just one.” Source

 

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”.