Dr Dan Poulter MP Chairs new APPG for Medical Cannabis

Dr Dan Poulter MP Chairs new APPG for Medical Cannabis

On Tuesday conservative MP Crispin Blunt revealed plans for his colleague Dr Dan Poulter to head an All Party Parliamentary Group on medicinal cannabis. By Thursday morning he had signed up fellow Conservative Andrew Murrison, Labour’s Paul Williams, and Philippa Whitford of the SNP – totalling four of the commons’ nine medical doctors.

EPISODE 147: CANNABIS IS HELPING HIS DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

EPISODE 147: CANNABIS IS HELPING HIS DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

Jonathan Liebling of the United Kingdom has been battling with depression and suicidal thoughts most of his adult life. He has effectively dealt with his psychological and physical issues through the use of cannabis. However, he lives in a country where cannabis is illegal. Listen to his compelling story.

Baroness backs campaign to legalise cannabis for medical use

Baroness backs campaign to legalise cannabis for medical use

Baroness Molly Meacher, the chairperson to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform, plans a media campaign following her parliamentary inquiry which heard from patients who use cannabis for medical use, it has been revealed.

Grass Roots Therapy: The Fight To Legalise Cannabis

Grass Roots Therapy: The Fight To Legalise Cannabis

“It’s inevitable that we will have cannabis as a medicine”

Cannabis is a substance many associate with negative connotations. The illegal and criminal aspects such as the selling of the drug on the streets and the stereotypical view that people only smoke or consume it to get high dominate the understanding of cannabis for many.

Why we took cannabis in front of parliament

Why we took cannabis in front of parliament

On Tuesday, a group of around 30 patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn's, Parkinson's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, chronic and neuropathic pain, anxiety and other conditions gathered outside parliament and broke the law.

Independent: MPs join medical marijuana protest outside Parliament

Independent: MPs join medical marijuana protest outside Parliament

MPs and activists gathered outside Parliament for a “cannabis tea party” demanding the legalisation of the drug for medicinal purposes.

Organised by the United Patients Alliance, [...] the Labour MPs Paul Flynn and Tonia Antoniazzi appeared alongside the Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran. 

    Eye on Wales - BBC Radio Wales

    Eye on Wales - BBC Radio Wales

    This week’s Eye on Wales looks at the growing campaign to rehabilitate cannabis from a drug on the wrong side of the law to a medication sitting on our pharmacy shelves.

    Presenter Kayley Thomas [...] meets a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer who uses the plant in its raw form for pain relief...

    Paul Flynn MP - EDM (Early Day Motion) 372

    Paul Flynn MP - EDM (Early Day Motion) 372

    That this House believes that it is the duty of the good citizen to challenge laws that oppress the sick and the powerless and deny them their medicine of choice; congratulates the United Patients Alliance for the act of mass civil disobedience in challenging the discredited, cruel and unenforceable law that criminalises thousands of seriously ill patients for using natural cannabis...

    UPAs Faye challenges Ed Miliband (LAB)

    UPAs Faye challenges Ed Miliband (LAB)

    Ed Miliband faces an audience of over 100 voters aged 16 to 34 for an unscripted hour of tough and uncensored questions.

    This is an extract of the BBC Three programme, Free Speech (Series 4; Episode 1) where Faye Jones of United Patients Alliance questions Ed on his views on an evidence based cannabis policy.