18 Feb At Last, UK Newspapers Catch Up With The Miracle Of Medicinal Cannabis
Today, both The Sun and The Daily Mail published the story of Charlotte Figi and the miraculous effect that medicinal cannabis has had on her life.
The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/5453192/Cannabis-helps-sick-girl-ditch-wheelchair.html
The Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2561802/Colo-pot-aids-kids-seizures-worries-doctors.html
Is this the breakthrough moment when Britain will realise the dramatic potential that cannabis has for improving the nation’s health?
100 years ago, more than half of the medicines in the British pharmacopoeia contained cannabis. The 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act removed cannabis tincture from pharmacy shelves. Today, around one million people use cannabis for medicinal reasons on pain of criminal prosecution, even prison. The UK government maintains an absurd position that there is “no medicinal value” in cannabis while being the only country in the world to have licensed a pharmaceutical company to grow cannabis for medicine.
Across America, families are flocking to Colorado to save their children’s lives with the safest and least toxic therapeutic medicine known to man. Cannabis is also proven to treat MS, Crohn’s disease, some cancers, arthritis and all forms of chronic pain. It is also shown to be effective in treating brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and all forms of dementia.
Peter Reynolds, leader of CLEAR, said:
“Last week the Home Affairs Select Committee agreed to hold an inquiry into medicinal cannabis. I pray that this is the moment when both government and the media will finally open their eyes to the extraordinary evidence emerging about medicinal cannabis. Science now proves that our bodies are wired to benefit from the natural benefits of the cannabis plant. We owe it to millions in pain, suffering and disability to embrace the use of this safe, effective and very inexpensive medicine.”