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Legalise cannabis for medicinal use

Katie Hall

For some people with MS, there’s no effective treatment for their pain and muscle spasms. Cannabis for medicinal use could help. People with MS shouldn’t have to break the law to get the relief they need.

Last year, we presented the evidence on why the UK Government should make cannabis for medicinal use available to people who could benefit. Now, with political momentum building on this issue, we need to step up the pressure.

Why should cannabis be legalised for medicinal use?

We’ve spoken to lots of people with MS and medical professionals about cannabis and MS. And 72% people with MS we asked said cannabis should be legalised for medicinal purposes.

Evidence shows cannabis for medicinal use works for some people to relieve pain and muscle spasms in MS, when other treatments don't work. Find out more about cannabis and MS.

Why act now?

Political momentum is starting to gather.

  • Last month the Welsh Assembly voted in support of legalising cannabis for medicinal use.
  • In Scotland, a motion in the Scottish Parliament supporting our position received cross party support. With your help we hope to secure a debate in the future.
  • And later this month, Paul Flynn MP's Legalisation of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) Private Members Bill is due to be debated in the House of Commons.

Now we need your MP to raise this issue directly with the UK Government.

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