Medical cannabis in the mainstream: the top cannabis headlines this month

Medical cannabis in the mainstream: the top cannabis headlines this month
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The latest coverage of medical cannabis in the mainstream media. From new research to patient stories, here are the top cannabis headlines from the past two weeks. Amidst the countless stories of cannabis farm busts and cannabis-related arrests, mainstream news outlets will occasionally feature more positive headlines about cannabis and its life-changing impact on patients. Thankfully, coverage of medical cannabis is becoming more balanced in the mainstream media with increasing numbers of outlets taking the plant more seriously. In the past couple of weeks, we have seen The Independent, the Financial Times, The Telegraph and local paper the Liverpool Echo cover positive change in the cannabis space. Here are five stories not to miss. Mother of boy with epilepsy urges government to ease process for accessing medical cannabis The Independent covered Charlotte Caldwell’s calls to make medical cannabis more accessible to families of children with epilepsy. Ms Caldwell and her son Billy were instrumental in campaigns for the legalisation of medical cannabis. In 2018, after venturing to Canada to acquire medical cannabis treatment, Ms Caldwell and Billy were intercepted by law enforcement who confiscated the prescription. Sajid Javid later returned the medical cannabis and later that year, medical cannabis was legalised for certain conditions. However, despite changes to the law, Ms Caldwell has continued to criticize the government and healthcare services for the complex process that families need to navigate in order to obtain the potentially life-changing medicine. “While I am delighted that there is now a route to affordable and reliable medical cannabis treatment in the UK, I am saddened that it remains a complex and at times opaque process,” Caldwell said. “Four years on from having Billy’s medicine confiscated from me at Heathrow Airport, I want to share the learnings of my experience with other families, for whom…

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