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.
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.
A British soldier who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles said he is now being treated as a criminal because he uses cannabis to cope with the post traumatic stress of his time spent in the Province.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Cannabis should be legalised for medical use, a cross-party group of MPs has said, but there are thousands of people already consiming the Class B drug for this purpose.
With Ann Elk (Faye Jones) and Political Director, Jon Liebling of United Patients Alliance
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.
Waking up in hospital is always disorientating. You feel the hard, scratchy bedclothes and hear the peculiar sounds of machines and other patients.
Our Social Media Coordinator Chris Reilly talking about cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis on BBC 5 Live on Wednesday 3rd May
Should patients be prosecuted for using cannabis oil to ease chronic pain? Some say it has transformed their lives but doctors are divided over the drug's medicinal uses - Faye Jones tells her story about Cannabis and Arthritis