Medical cannabis in the mainstream – the week’s top headlines

Medical cannabis in the mainstream – the week’s top headlines
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It’s been another busy week for cannabis in the mainstream media. In case you missed it, we’ve compiled some of the week’s top headlines. Cannabis is increasingly making its way into the UK’s mainstream media. This week, media outlets including the BBC, Daily Mirror and the Daily Express have featured articles about medical cannabis and those patients who are benefiting from it. From stories of MS sufferers risking jail to grow their own medicine, to news that a government fund has now bought a stake in a cannabis company, here are the top cannabis headlines from the past week that shouldn’t be missed. Patients speak out about risking jail to grow their own medicine Following Amy Childs’ announcement that she would be lobbying for wider medical cannabis access on the NHS, several medical cannabis users spoke out in an article for The Mirror about risking jail to grow their own plants. With access through the NHS still limited to just a few people and private prescriptions costing as much as £2,000 a month, many have turned to growing their own supply of cannabis to treat conditions like chronic pain and epilepsy. Four people who have resorted to growing their own spoke to The Mirror earlier this week, including long-term MS sufferer Lesley Gibson, 82-year-old Philip Antony Bevington who lives with kidney disease and John Browne who turned to cannabis after traditional medication failed to help ease his chronic pain. “I’m well aware of the risk of coming out about my illegal activity. But I’m speaking out for every vulnerable patient who needs cannabis products, but faces penalties from archaic drug policies,” Browne told The Mirror. UK government fund invests in cannabis company The British Business Bank’s Future Fund, a government-run fund set up to provide loans during the pandemic, announced…

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