Medical cannabis in the mainstream – the UK’s recent headlines

Medical cannabis in the mainstream – the UK’s recent headlines
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A roundup of the latest medical cannabis news in the mainstream media. The stigma surrounding cannabis unfortunately still remains in the mainstream press, with the Mail on Sunday publishing a story this week about “spiralling addiction, psychotic illnesses and hospitals facing a deluge of poisonings” in California which the newspaper linked with the state’s liberal cannabis laws. However, while much of the mainstream media continues to prioritise cannabis busts over patient success stories, medical cannabis is increasingly getting the attention it deserves. This week, The Mirror published the story of a family struggling to keep up payments for their daughter who suffers from epilepsy. Elsewhere, Thailand‘s landmark decision to legalise cannabis consumption and cultivation has raised ears, while the business press has reported on the huge growth potential of cannabis in the UK. Mum put £100k on credit card to pay for daughter’s medical cannabis This week, The Mirror reported on Mum and full-time carer, Elaine Levy, who sold her family home to continue paying for her daughter Fallon’s medicinal cannabis oil. Fallon uses cannabis oil with THC to manage her intractable epilepsy seizures which were causing around ten seizures per day. “Fallon was in a wheelchair. She couldn’t walk five minutes without having a seizure, dropping to the floor, and smashing her head without warning,” elaine told The Mirror. “She couldn’t eat independently, talk, was barely conscious and drooled from the strong drugs doctors tried.” Elaine and her husband Graham tested every medication they could and Fallon had surgery twice, but nothing worked. Eventually, Elaine was prescribed cannabis oil by a doctor in Holland prescribed cannabis oil with THC. In a matter of weeks, the number and length of her seizures dropped dramatically. There were also improvements to her mental capacity and her overall quality of life. But like…

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