General Article Legalise cannabis as treatment of last resort for MS, says charity

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MS Society says there is sufficient evidence of drug’s effectiveness to relax ban for patients with no other options.

Dennis Campbell, Health Policy Editor

Ten thousand people with multiple sclerosis in the UK should be allowed to use cannabis legally in order to relieve their “relentless and exhausting” symptons, experts in the disease have told ministers.

The MS Society claims the one in ten sufferers of the condition whose pain and spasticity cannot be treated by medication available on the NHS should be able to take the drug without fear of prosecution...

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