Marijuana for medical purposes should be legalised, says John Pugh MP

The comment from Southport’s MP has come following the findings of a survey produced by the APPG on Drug Policy, which found that 90% on patients using cannabis saw an improvement in their condition, with 86% saying that it had provided ‘great relief’.

John Pugh said; “The medical case for marijuana stacks up well.

“In the past, I have been approached by a number of constituents suffering from, among other things, MS, who wish to see the ban relaxed to help with their medical situation.

“Marijuana is already used as an ingredient in certain pharmaceutical preparations and I see no reason why that shouldn’t be extended.”

Currently marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes across much of the US and other countries including Canada, Germany and Italy.

This follows the move from the Liberal Democrats Health spokesperson Norman Lamb MP, who earlier this year put forward a motion to legalise and regulate cannabis.



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