13 SEP 2016

Dr Dan backs call for Government to consider legalising cannabis for medical purposes

Dr Dan has recently backed the call for cannabis to be made available via prescription for medical purposes.

Following a recent poll of MPs and further coverage on ITV News at Ten ahead of the launch of a new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform, Dr Dan supports the use of cannabis for medical purposes and recognises the contribution that it can make for those living with chronic pain and long term degenerative conditions.

Many other European countries, not to mention a number of American stated, have already woken up to the fact to the medicinal uses of cannabis and Dr Dan would like to see the UK Government look more closely at the evidence and consider allowing the medicinal use of cannabis, via prescription, when it is in the best interests of patients.

Listen to Dr Dan on BBC Radio 4 Today's programme here: http://tinyurl.com/jpufjla

(Click through to 02:53 towards the end of the show to hear the interview.)

Watch coverage on ITV News at Ten here: http://tinyurl.com/h6rjucs

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