UK parliamentary group urges legalisation of cannabis for medical use


Cannabis should be legalised for medical use, a cross-party group of UK politicians has recommended following a major inquiry.

The group’s chairman Baroness Meacher claimed the refusal to recognise the drug’s medicinal value is “irrational” while British Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas said it is “unacceptable” that people using cannabis to treat conditions risk prosecution.

Meanwhile, Dublin will host a Global Medical Cannabis Summit tomorrow.

Ben Morgan, son of the comedian Dermot Morgan, uses cannabis to treat the symptoms of his cancer, after his diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

He said in his experience, it was particularly effective to keep nausea at bay.

“I really find cannabis helps. It really keeps the nausea (caused by treatment) down,” he said.

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