Over a million Brits illegally self-medicating with cannabis, survey finds

Over a million Brits illegally self-medicating with cannabis, survey finds

More than a million British people are using black market cannabis to treat medicinal ailments, it has been claimed, following a major new survey into daily use of the drug. Industry association the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis and pollsters YouGov questioned 10,603 adults in England, Wales and Scotland about the extent of their illicit marijuana use in what is the largest survey undertaking of its kind. According to the research, more than 1.4 million people, or 2.8 percent of the adult population, self-medicate with cannabis to treat chronic health conditions. Individuals across all age groups, social classes and genders are using cannabis therapeutically, the report found, with almost half spending over £100 per month on their symptomatic relief. The CMC said the government must review its stance on medical cannabis in the wake of the findings.  Founder Steve Moore said the results reflect what the group has long believed and urged lawmakers to respond by relaxing the regulations around cannabis prescriptions. “Other countries such as Denmark and France faced with these same challenges have established national medicinal cannabis pilots – we urge the UK government to do likewise,” said Moore. The UK updated its laws in October 2018 to allow…

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