Medical cannabis in the mainstream – top stories from the last week

Medical cannabis in the mainstream – top stories from the last week
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A quick look at the latest coverage of medical cannabis in the mainstream media. For better or worse, it’s no secret that the mainstream media has the power to change public opinion – even when it doesn’t always get everything right. From patients sharing their stories, to TV stars weighing in on NHS access, medical cannabis has been cropping up a lot recently. In case you missed it, we take a look at some of the coverage dedicated to cannabis over the last week. Towie star’s plea for NHS access Former The Only Way is Essex star, Amy Childs has joined forces with campaigner Robin Emerson – whose daughter Jorja has epilepsy – to lobby the Prime Minister for NHS access. The Mirror reported earlier this week that Amy plans to go to Downing Street on 25 May, to sit down with Boris and his wife Carrie. She aims to talk to them ‘parent to parent’ after being ‘moved to tears’ by the story of Robin Emerson, who says his six-year-old daughter Jorja had her life saved by the treatment. Amy and the Jorja Foundation, which was launched by Robin in his daughter’s name, have launched a petition in the Sunday Mirror to campaign Parliament to grant medical cannabis on the NHS to those that need it. Fibro patient forced to rely on dealers  A woman living with PTSD, borderline personality disorder and fibromyalgia, also told the Mirror that she is forced to rely on a local dealer due to the costs of accessing a prescription for medical cannabis in the UK. The patient, who remained anonymous, has been using cannabis medicinally since her late 20s to manage her chronic pain. Although she would be eligible to get the treatment legally, she says “it’s cheaper and better quality” from the…

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