Under current laws in the UK cannabis oil is not considered to have any therapeutic effect and anyone using it can be prosecuted.
BBC Newsnight aired a poignant video of a UK medical cannabis user suffering from metastatic colorectal cancer.
A group of MPs have called for medical cannabis to be made legal. Under current laws in the UK cannabis oil is not considered to have any therapeutic effect and anyone using it can be prosecuted.
Nevadans have the opportunity to support November’s Amendment 2 to make adult use of marijuana legal-which will expand and validate the fundamental right of choice to use a natural product for health and personal reasons.
BBC Newsight spoke to Marcus, who uses medical cannabis oil to help with the side effects of the chemo he receives to treat his cancer. He also believes it might help him beat cancer.
“You have about five years on chemo and that’s probably your number up. Since I’ve got a little girl just over a year old I’m not really able to accept that.” Marcus said he heard about cannabis oil as a palliative to alleviate the symptoms of the cancer and the side effects of the chemo.
His treatment requires the use of chemo pump hooked up to a port in his chest at night that makes it very difficult to sleep. “The night I had that pump on and used the cannabis oil was the first time I was able to sleep. Cannabis oil does give me a hope. And it alleviates so many symptoms. I don’t want to be breaking the law but I’ve got to do it because if it means a little girl gets to keep her dad- I believe it’s essential.”
Watch the video on Youtube.com