MS sufferer reveals marijuana helped him walk again

MS sufferer reveals marijuana helped him walk again

MS sufferer reveals marijuana helped him walk again

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A man suffering from debilitating MS has told how he breaks the law every day to rid himself of debilitating pain.

Clark French said that using medical marijuana has also increased his chances of living longer.

Mr French, 28, of Fiveways, Brighton, was restricted to a wheelchair after being diagnosed with MS in 2010 and suffered extreme pain before trying cannabis as a treatment.

He said he was prescribed medical marijuana while living in California and it had helped him walk unaided again.

Having returned to the UK and now living in Brighton he says he is forced to break the law to stay healthy.

He now no longer needs the NHS prescribed and takes between two and four grams of cannabis a day to keep the pain and muscle spasms at bay.

Mr French, who is unable to work because of his illness, said: “Before I started taking cannabis I needed a wheelchair and walking sticks but now I don’t really need them anymore.

“I’m not cured but it has made a huge difference to my symptoms and it’s improved my life expectancy.

“I know it’s not legal here, but when it’s the choice between following the law that you know is wrong or not being able to live your life, it’s not much of a choice really.

“The traditional treatments tramadol and morphine and a type of chemotherapy have a significant impact on your life expectancy. I was on ten different drugs, now I don’t need any other treatment. I take two to four grams a day and it’s changed my life.

“After being diagnosed with MS I started to look at the science behind medical marijuana.

“I travelled to California where I was given a doctor’s certification to get medical cannabis and I got a lot better.

“Before this I needed a wheelchair and a walking stick to get anywhere, now I don’t.”

Mr French is now planning on campaigning to get the laws on the use of medical marijuana relaxed.

Cannabis is not recognised as having any therapeutic value under the law in England and regardless of the purpose for which they are taking it still faces the threat of arrest or being charged with possession of an illegal drug.

However, there is a cannabis-based product – called Sativex – which has been authorised for the use in patients with spasticity due to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in exceptional circumstances.

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10:49am Sat 10 May 14

mickeyfinn says...

It's shocking that the UK is behind the US on this.
It's shocking that the UK is behind the US on this. mickeyfinn
  • Score: -40

10:57am Sat 10 May 14

clubrob6 says...

I had a friend that used to use cannabis for the same reason,but when he had to go into a home it was not allowed and he went downhill quickly.This guy is not breaking the law he is trying to survive the best he can.I have had several lots of chemo for cancer,it leaves you with awful side effects and long term damage.Surely they should be looking into this guy and hopefully help more people in his situation.
I had a friend that used to use cannabis for the same reason,but when he had to go into a home it was not allowed and he went downhill quickly.This guy is not breaking the law he is trying to survive the best he can.I have had several lots of chemo for cancer,it leaves you with awful side effects and long term damage.Surely they should be looking into this guy and hopefully help more people in his situation. clubrob6
  • Score: 6

12:05pm Sat 10 May 14

Fight_Back says...

My Aunt has MS and has for a number of years. She uses cannabis to get through the day in an acceptable level of comfort. Her three children, all professional people, are willing to break the law to ensure she gets what she needs.

It is disgraceful that the doctors, politicians and authorities in this country are so hung up on cannabis that they would rather see people suffer and otherwise law abiding citizens break the law than take their blinkers off and make the drug legal.
My Aunt has MS and has for a number of years. She uses cannabis to get through the day in an acceptable level of comfort. Her three children, all professional people, are willing to break the law to ensure she gets what she needs. It is disgraceful that the doctors, politicians and authorities in this country are so hung up on cannabis that they would rather see people suffer and otherwise law abiding citizens break the law than take their blinkers off and make the drug legal. Fight_Back
  • Score: 34

12:09pm Sat 10 May 14

Clark420 says...

Thanks to the Argus for sharing my story - I'm talking at the Cowley club on London road on the 17th of may as part of an event called patients perspective which will hear from many people with serious health conditions who use cannabis.
Thanks to the Argus for sharing my story - I'm talking at the Cowley club on London road on the 17th of may as part of an event called patients perspective which will hear from many people with serious health conditions who use cannabis. Clark420
  • Score: 60

12:32pm Sat 10 May 14

Goldenwight says...

Marijuana helped this man walk? Strange- it usually has the opposite effect on me...

High time it was decriminalized anyway, but sadly the story doesn't explain why this man was not given Sativex- was it not considered appropriate?
Marijuana helped this man walk? Strange- it usually has the opposite effect on me... High time it was decriminalized anyway, but sadly the story doesn't explain why this man was not given Sativex- was it not considered appropriate? Goldenwight
  • Score: 6

12:35pm Sat 10 May 14

discerner says...

With the cannabis scare stories that abound in the Daily Mail {usually ill researched and misinforming readers of all the relevant facts} it will be an almighty battle in this country for the politicians to accept medical cannabis.

The ignorance of these politicians. is incredible leaving the UK an uncaring, and compassionless country.
With the cannabis scare stories that abound in the Daily Mail {usually ill researched and misinforming readers of all the relevant facts} it will be an almighty battle in this country for the politicians to accept medical cannabis. The ignorance of these politicians. is incredible leaving the UK an uncaring, and compassionless country. discerner
  • Score: 50

12:38pm Sat 10 May 14

Truthisharsh says...

Our policy on cannabis is a joke, it's never been a public health concern,
I assure you no one cares about your health, considering they contaminate our drinking water with unnecessary chemical waste (fluoride).
Study's show that after a year of sodium fluoride exposure the brain is never the same again, and not many people know why it's in our water (and study's also show it does not strengthen tooth enamel), I don't remember anyone getting a vote on consuming chemical waste, so where's my freedom on what I put into my body?
People like this young man should be respected not criminalised.
Our policy on cannabis is a joke, it's never been a public health concern, I assure you no one cares about your health, considering they contaminate our drinking water with unnecessary chemical waste (fluoride). Study's show that after a year of sodium fluoride exposure the brain is never the same again, and not many people know why it's in our water (and study's also show it does not strengthen tooth enamel), I don't remember anyone getting a vote on consuming chemical waste, so where's my freedom on what I put into my body? People like this young man should be respected not criminalised. Truthisharsh
  • Score: 42

1:11pm Sat 10 May 14

jake1810 says...

I decided to come off my prescription as the drugs were making my life just as unbearable as if i wasn't on them, now I use cannabis medicinally under the guidance of my UK GP, although they are currently trying to persuade me to move onto Methadone. I'm 26 years old, my disability is going to be with me for the rest of my life. If I were to use my prescriptions of tramadol, amitriptylene, pregebalin and of course, if i were to go onto methadone, my life would be unbearable.
Cannabis has made my life manageable, now i can eat more than a bowl of soup a day, walk without too much discomfort, a do normal every day things, that without cannabis I'd be unable to because without it I'm be bed-ridden.
I soend every day of my life breaking the law, and although I've informed the department of health, Jeremy Hunt and my local MP (who is currently trying to aid me in this situation) about my condition and medicinal use I'm still a criminal in the eyes of UK law.
This is against my human right.
I decided to come off my prescription as the drugs were making my life just as unbearable as if i wasn't on them, now I use cannabis medicinally under the guidance of my UK GP, although they are currently trying to persuade me to move onto Methadone. I'm 26 years old, my disability is going to be with me for the rest of my life. If I were to use my prescriptions of tramadol, amitriptylene, pregebalin and of course, if i were to go onto methadone, my life would be unbearable. Cannabis has made my life manageable, now i can eat more than a bowl of soup a day, walk without too much discomfort, a do normal every day things, that without cannabis I'd be unable to because without it I'm be bed-ridden. I soend every day of my life breaking the law, and although I've informed the department of health, Jeremy Hunt and my local MP (who is currently trying to aid me in this situation) about my condition and medicinal use I'm still a criminal in the eyes of UK law. This is against my human right. jake1810
  • Score: 44

1:29pm Sat 10 May 14

trevc1 says...

hi. i've just found this page as redirect from another site. for hi.
i was redirected to your photo from another site. for me, the thing we have to do is look at the wording of the misuse of drugs act.
i'm taking my lead from the common law movement and in particular a guy called simon spaniard who's youtube channel, https://www.youtube.
com/user/WhiteRabbit
Trust, is showing us all how he is testing current legislation on just about everything by looking closely at the wording of each act.
the definition of misuse in the oxford dictionary is; Use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose.
well i think that misuse can be disproved straight away.
the definition of drug is; A medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.
if that's the definition of a drug then that can be applied to a glass of water.
this is a good site to check out to get pointers.
https://www.facebook
.com/forbiddenlaw.la
w
i would also check out this video;
https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=RL6cGe-Q
9co
jury nullification is one of the best tools we have to change things. its actually a british principle.
http://ukcriminallaw
blog.com/2013/11/05/
jury-nullification-d
o-the-right-thing/
education is the key. making people aware of concepts like this can actually get things changed. its down to us though.
http://www.cannabisl
aw.co.uk/jury-nullif
ication/
hi. i've just found this page as redirect from another site. for hi. i was redirected to your photo from another site. for me, the thing we have to do is look at the wording of the misuse of drugs act. i'm taking my lead from the common law movement and in particular a guy called simon spaniard who's youtube channel, https://www.youtube. com/user/WhiteRabbit Trust, is showing us all how he is testing current legislation on just about everything by looking closely at the wording of each act. the definition of misuse in the oxford dictionary is; Use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose. well i think that misuse can be disproved straight away. the definition of drug is; A medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body. if that's the definition of a drug then that can be applied to a glass of water. this is a good site to check out to get pointers. https://www.facebook .com/forbiddenlaw.la w i would also check out this video; https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=RL6cGe-Q 9co jury nullification is one of the best tools we have to change things. its actually a british principle. http://ukcriminallaw blog.com/2013/11/05/ jury-nullification-d o-the-right-thing/ education is the key. making people aware of concepts like this can actually get things changed. its down to us though. http://www.cannabisl aw.co.uk/jury-nullif ication/ trevc1
  • Score: 12

2:25pm Sat 10 May 14

trevc1 says...

here's the real reason EU/US won't recognise the medicinal benefits of cannabis;

http://qz.com/163726
/china-is-cornering-
the-cannabis-patent-
market/
here's the real reason EU/US won't recognise the medicinal benefits of cannabis; http://qz.com/163726 /china-is-cornering- the-cannabis-patent- market/ trevc1
  • Score: -3

5:25pm Sat 10 May 14

JanetO says...

I applaud Mr. French for putting his health first.
I too have MS (PPMS 18 years). MS is a vascular illness so it is not surprising that a vasodilator (such as cannabis) helps our situation. Daily vaporised medical cannabis allows me to function - removing pain, spasms, spasticity, incontinence and insomnia. I am walking again (albeit assisted) thanks to this herb after 15 years in a wheelchair. I moved to Spain where you are allowed to use cannabis in your own home. Draconian English laws need to change!
I applaud Mr. French for putting his health first. I too have MS (PPMS 18 years). MS is a vascular illness so it is not surprising that a vasodilator (such as cannabis) helps our situation. Daily vaporised medical cannabis allows me to function - removing pain, spasms, spasticity, incontinence and insomnia. I am walking again (albeit assisted) thanks to this herb after 15 years in a wheelchair. I moved to Spain where you are allowed to use cannabis in your own home. Draconian English laws need to change! JanetO
  • Score: 32

5:44pm Sat 10 May 14

arturo askew says...

The science of it is unequivocal that Cannabis interacts with us on the deepest level possible through the Endocannabinoid System. It heals. Might very well cure cancer. Do the research. UK is years behind on all this right now. Sad, and incredibly wasteful.
The science of it is unequivocal that Cannabis interacts with us on the deepest level possible through the Endocannabinoid System. It heals. Might very well cure cancer. Do the research. UK is years behind on all this right now. Sad, and incredibly wasteful. arturo askew
  • Score: 25

2:18am Sun 11 May 14

Mr chock says...

i saw a feature on this on a documentary Coronation street , they can get relief from cakes too , i recall it was something to do with the Cafe
i saw a feature on this on a documentary Coronation street , they can get relief from cakes too , i recall it was something to do with the Cafe Mr chock
  • Score: -9

10:13am Sun 11 May 14

RobDavidson says...

I think most people by now are waking up to the medical effects of cannabis, whether it is for MS, epilepsy or diabetes & many more. It's great to see people like Clark French and Keiron Reeves standing up to the system, showing people that cannabis has benefits to them; and how disgusting it is that they are criminalised for just trying to give themselves a life that is more tolerable and pain free. The prohibition of cannabis is negatively affecting the lives of individuals throughout the country and it's time for change.
I think most people by now are waking up to the medical effects of cannabis, whether it is for MS, epilepsy or diabetes & many more. It's great to see people like Clark French and Keiron Reeves standing up to the system, showing people that cannabis has benefits to them; and how disgusting it is that they are criminalised for just trying to give themselves a life that is more tolerable and pain free. The prohibition of cannabis is negatively affecting the lives of individuals throughout the country and it's time for change. RobDavidson
  • Score: 23

10:18am Sun 11 May 14

oligennbash says...

I couldn't agree more with Clark's viewpoint...the law really is completely irrelevant when it comes to your health, particularly when use of cannabis is a victimless crime (the only victims are the victims of the violence of prohibition and patients who have no access to their choice of medication). I used to be prescribed tramadol and high-strength co-codamol for chronic pain which caused horrible side-effects. I now use about 2 grams of high quality cannabis every day which has changed my life for the better. If I was still on prescription opiates I wouldn't leave the house and my life would be rather grey and uncreative.
I couldn't agree more with Clark's viewpoint...the law really is completely irrelevant when it comes to your health, particularly when use of cannabis is a victimless crime (the only victims are the victims of the violence of prohibition and patients who have no access to their choice of medication). I used to be prescribed tramadol and high-strength co-codamol for chronic pain which caused horrible side-effects. I now use about 2 grams of high quality cannabis every day which has changed my life for the better. If I was still on prescription opiates I wouldn't leave the house and my life would be rather grey and uncreative. oligennbash
  • Score: 18

10:20am Sun 11 May 14

Thomas Mcinally says...

It obviously works for ms i have seen it with my own 2 eyes. It's about time they legalised it and give patients the real medicine they need as you have to be rich or lucky to get sati-vex which is a watered down alcohol tincture made by a company in england and that's not illegal because the government can make money out of it double standards for some i would say.
It obviously works for ms i have seen it with my own 2 eyes. It's about time they legalised it and give patients the real medicine they need as you have to be rich or lucky to get sati-vex which is a watered down alcohol tincture made by a company in england and that's not illegal because the government can make money out of it double standards for some i would say. Thomas Mcinally
  • Score: 10

10:24am Sun 11 May 14

Chris Mockridge says...

The Isle of Man is looking keenly at decriminalisation, it will mean more science jobs and hopefully, eventually, LEGAL pain relief for MS sufferers. Cannabis should be legal for its industrial uses anyway!
http://goo.gl/6cXYqW
The Isle of Man is looking keenly at decriminalisation, it will mean more science jobs and hopefully, eventually, LEGAL pain relief for MS sufferers. Cannabis should be legal for its industrial uses anyway! http://goo.gl/6cXYqW Chris Mockridge
  • Score: 6

10:54am Sun 11 May 14

AB3 says...

it is sad, more than sad - just disgusting - that our Government still says that cannabis has no medicinal value thereby not just calling people such as Clark liars but trying to stop them growing or using the plant, whilst favouring massive profits made by huge pharmaceutical companies that make and market Sativex, exactly whole cananbis in alcohol.

What is even worse, the courts punish victimless people caught in possession of the plant - all at public expense - it costs literally billions of pounds every year chasing those people whilst those less scrupulous sell it on the streets.

And they expect to win our votes.

Well doen Clark, so brave to make these statements in public, risking his freedom and his future in the name of truth and honesty - there are many politicians that ought to learn from that.
it is sad, more than sad - just disgusting - that our Government still says that cannabis has no medicinal value thereby not just calling people such as Clark liars but trying to stop them growing or using the plant, whilst favouring massive profits made by huge pharmaceutical companies that make and market Sativex, exactly whole cananbis in alcohol. What is even worse, the courts punish victimless people caught in possession of the plant - all at public expense - it costs literally billions of pounds every year chasing those people whilst those less scrupulous sell it on the streets. And they expect to win our votes. Well doen Clark, so brave to make these statements in public, risking his freedom and his future in the name of truth and honesty - there are many politicians that ought to learn from that. AB3
  • Score: 16

11:06am Sun 11 May 14

SarahCavie says...

People like Clark have no choice to break the law because they are faced with a choice of being criminalised or being incapacitated. A law that puts people in such positions seems neither just nor rational.
People like Clark have no choice to break the law because they are faced with a choice of being criminalised or being incapacitated. A law that puts people in such positions seems neither just nor rational. SarahCavie
  • Score: 11

11:37am Sun 11 May 14

Granito says...

Legal drugs kill millions world wide and have serious life threatening side effects, which defeats the object of healing or curing something in the first place. With over 80, 000 chemicals and heavy metals currently in our environment it is no wonder there is an explosion of autoimmune 'disorders' right down to the UK Lug worm! When so much fuss and unnecessary distress is caused by a weed that grows in the dirt and offers millions relief from so many illness's and diseases it is cause for concern. Big legal drug companies act like a medical Mafia and make trillions in profit world wide. Profits always come first so is it not about time humans came first? If these chemicals are so 'safe' and 'tested' why can they NOT be tested on men women and children? Drug laws or medicine laws must change by putting human life and well being before profit. The UK produces most of the plastic now clogging up all life in the UK. These matters are what we could focus on and the corporate illness makers who are destroying not only our bodies but our minds too. Alcohol kills and destroys but perfectly 'legal'. No doubt Clark will get all kinds of abuse thrown at him and there are those who stand right by his side in all his efforts to point politicians in the right direction. if it happened in Spain why not here in the UK?

National Negative Programming about cannabis and it's use as a medicine is overlooked and under played. Clark French is a world class leader in my view and should get a medal for what he is trying to do to educate those who are ignorant of the facts. Go Clark you got my support.
Legal drugs kill millions world wide and have serious life threatening side effects, which defeats the object of healing or curing something in the first place. With over 80, 000 chemicals and heavy metals currently in our environment it is no wonder there is an explosion of autoimmune 'disorders' right down to the UK Lug worm! When so much fuss and unnecessary distress is caused by a weed that grows in the dirt and offers millions relief from so many illness's and diseases it is cause for concern. Big legal drug companies act like a medical Mafia and make trillions in profit world wide. Profits always come first so is it not about time humans came first? If these chemicals are so 'safe' and 'tested' why can they NOT be tested on men women and children? Drug laws or medicine laws must change by putting human life and well being before profit. The UK produces most of the plastic now clogging up all life in the UK. These matters are what we could focus on and the corporate illness makers who are destroying not only our bodies but our minds too. Alcohol kills and destroys but perfectly 'legal'. No doubt Clark will get all kinds of abuse thrown at him and there are those who stand right by his side in all his efforts to point politicians in the right direction. if it happened in Spain why not here in the UK? National Negative Programming about cannabis and it's use as a medicine is overlooked and under played. Clark French is a world class leader in my view and should get a medal for what he is trying to do to educate those who are ignorant of the facts. Go Clark you got my support. Granito
  • Score: 8

11:58am Sun 11 May 14

Jamie Lowell says...

Congratulations to Mr. French!

Cannabis is plant medicine, an extremely diverse herbal remedy. The whole plant and it's many varieties should be readily available everywhere for anyone who may want to benefit from its use.

It's use may or may not involve a psycho active effect, it may or may not involve smoking, and it is not toxic or addictive in any real sense.

It ought not be compared to dangerous street or pharmaceutical drugs.

I have been able to witness and become aware of many powerful stories of how one's life has been improved or even saved by this miraculous plant.

Mr. Clark is no longer eating poison and confined to a chair- he is using a healthy safe alternative medicine and is walking!

Mr Clark is not a criminal, he is a sick person who is getting better and a courageous hero for sharing his story!
Congratulations to Mr. French! Cannabis is plant medicine, an extremely diverse herbal remedy. The whole plant and it's many varieties should be readily available everywhere for anyone who may want to benefit from its use. It's use may or may not involve a psycho active effect, it may or may not involve smoking, and it is not toxic or addictive in any real sense. It ought not be compared to dangerous street or pharmaceutical drugs. I have been able to witness and become aware of many powerful stories of how one's life has been improved or even saved by this miraculous plant. Mr. Clark is no longer eating poison and confined to a chair- he is using a healthy safe alternative medicine and is walking! Mr Clark is not a criminal, he is a sick person who is getting better and a courageous hero for sharing his story! Jamie Lowell
  • Score: 10

12:06pm Sun 11 May 14

grower of conviction says...

Your paper claims that cannabis has no recognised medical value! Why then is it only the cannabis content of Sativex is listed as having any medical value as I have had confirmed by Earl Howe minister for procurement at the NHS ( http://www.hydroponi
ca.co.uk/ekmps/shops
/applewoods/resource
s/Other/earlehowe-re
sponse6april.pdf ). Les Iveson of the ACMD has so far failed to supply me with any credible explanation of how the chemical structure of the cannabis contained in Sativex has been change so as to make it a medicine of little or no risk of harm or abuse to warrant it's gerrymandering into the Misuse of Drugs Act as a schedule 4 medicine whiles its chemically identical cannabis is still listed as a 'Drug of little or no known medical value with a risk of harm and abuse, under schedule 1. The other ingredients of this medicine are two types of alcohol both known to have potential for harm and abuse both known not to have any medical benefits! the other ingredient is peppermint again no medical benefit is claimed for peppermint. The simple truth is that our government is lying to the public, they have dishonestly gerrymandered the drug Sativex into the Misuse of Drugs Act to accommodate a very dodgy deal with Dave Watson (aka Sam the Skunkman a well known criminal figure from the Dutch underground cannabis scene ) who was the owner of Hortipharm NL where the seeds for this medicine was obtained and the W from GW Pharmaceuticals. I have had two freedom of information request turned down. The first on the grounds that the information requested was to much and would take me over the financial limit placed on FOI requests and the 2nd on the grounds that whilst they have information pertaining to my request the release of such information might undermine the financial credibility of GW Pharmacutricals. Currently the home office are refusing to communicate with me further or answer my questions despite the fact I do not get answers just lies and avoidance of the issue.
The truth is that the only criminality involved in cannabis as a medicine is the dishonesty of our government over its links with members of the Dutch criminal underworld and the continued criminalisation of people such as Clark.
I have included a link to the last letter dealing with my FOI request; if you follow the link you will see why the government will not answer and just why the credibility of GW Pharma may be harmed if they did.

http://www.hydroponi
ca.co.uk/ekmps/shops
/applewoods/resource
s/Other/dear-barones
s-browning.doc
Your paper claims that cannabis has no recognised medical value! Why then is it only the cannabis content of Sativex is listed as having any medical value as I have had confirmed by Earl Howe minister for procurement at the NHS ( http://www.hydroponi ca.co.uk/ekmps/shops /applewoods/resource s/Other/earlehowe-re sponse6april.pdf ). Les Iveson of the ACMD has so far failed to supply me with any credible explanation of how the chemical structure of the cannabis contained in Sativex has been change so as to make it a medicine of little or no risk of harm or abuse to warrant it's gerrymandering into the Misuse of Drugs Act as a schedule 4 medicine whiles its chemically identical cannabis is still listed as a 'Drug of little or no known medical value with a risk of harm and abuse, under schedule 1. The other ingredients of this medicine are two types of alcohol both known to have potential for harm and abuse both known not to have any medical benefits! the other ingredient is peppermint again no medical benefit is claimed for peppermint. The simple truth is that our government is lying to the public, they have dishonestly gerrymandered the drug Sativex into the Misuse of Drugs Act to accommodate a very dodgy deal with Dave Watson (aka Sam the Skunkman a well known criminal figure from the Dutch underground cannabis scene ) who was the owner of Hortipharm NL where the seeds for this medicine was obtained and the W from GW Pharmaceuticals. I have had two freedom of information request turned down. The first on the grounds that the information requested was to much and would take me over the financial limit placed on FOI requests and the 2nd on the grounds that whilst they have information pertaining to my request the release of such information might undermine the financial credibility of GW Pharmacutricals. Currently the home office are refusing to communicate with me further or answer my questions despite the fact I do not get answers just lies and avoidance of the issue. The truth is that the only criminality involved in cannabis as a medicine is the dishonesty of our government over its links with members of the Dutch criminal underworld and the continued criminalisation of people such as Clark. I have included a link to the last letter dealing with my FOI request; if you follow the link you will see why the government will not answer and just why the credibility of GW Pharma may be harmed if they did. http://www.hydroponi ca.co.uk/ekmps/shops /applewoods/resource s/Other/dear-barones s-browning.doc grower of conviction
  • Score: 8

1:58pm Sun 11 May 14

TFF says...

Goldenwight wrote:
Marijuana helped this man walk? Strange- it usually has the opposite effect on me...

High time it was decriminalized anyway, but sadly the story doesn't explain why this man was not given Sativex- was it not considered appropriate?
Sativex can't just be prescribed by the GP. The patient's hospital consultant has to make a formal request for funding to the Primary Care Trust. Unfortunately the PCT turn down most applications for sativex for MS sufferers. I work for the NHS and I've not come across one patient who has received funding for Sativex despite being eligible for it. Its disgusting that these poor patients have to buy it on the street just to be able to tolerate their condition.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: Marijuana helped this man walk? Strange- it usually has the opposite effect on me... High time it was decriminalized anyway, but sadly the story doesn't explain why this man was not given Sativex- was it not considered appropriate?[/p][/quote]Sativex can't just be prescribed by the GP. The patient's hospital consultant has to make a formal request for funding to the Primary Care Trust. Unfortunately the PCT turn down most applications for sativex for MS sufferers. I work for the NHS and I've not come across one patient who has received funding for Sativex despite being eligible for it. Its disgusting that these poor patients have to buy it on the street just to be able to tolerate their condition. TFF
  • Score: 10

4:08pm Sun 11 May 14

PJMcNeill says...

I know Clark is connected with the UK branch of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), but even Americans are beginning to realise that 'marijuana' is a derogatory term, first used widely by the prohibitionists in the 1930s, in a racist context, to create the mass fear and hatred of the cannabis, or hemp, plant.
So, please can we just call it cannabis?

Brave man, Clark. Things really are beginning to change. The more people know about you, the less likely you are to be a victim of a cruel and absurd law.
I know Clark is connected with the UK branch of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), but even Americans are beginning to realise that 'marijuana' is a derogatory term, first used widely by the prohibitionists in the 1930s, in a racist context, to create the mass fear and hatred of the cannabis, or hemp, plant. So, please can we just call it cannabis? Brave man, Clark. Things really are beginning to change. The more people know about you, the less likely you are to be a victim of a cruel and absurd law. PJMcNeill
  • Score: 13

4:42pm Sun 11 May 14

Trixie Delite says...

oligennbash wrote:
I couldn't agree more with Clark's viewpoint...the law really is completely irrelevant when it comes to your health, particularly when use of cannabis is a victimless crime (the only victims are the victims of the violence of prohibition and patients who have no access to their choice of medication). I used to be prescribed tramadol and high-strength co-codamol for chronic pain which caused horrible side-effects. I now use about 2 grams of high quality cannabis every day which has changed my life for the better. If I was still on prescription opiates I wouldn't leave the house and my life would be rather grey and uncreative.
I wonder why cannabis is not legal and opiates inlcuding heroin are legal to use medically. Does that mean heroin is a safer drug than cannabis?
[quote][p][bold]oligennbash[/bold] wrote: I couldn't agree more with Clark's viewpoint...the law really is completely irrelevant when it comes to your health, particularly when use of cannabis is a victimless crime (the only victims are the victims of the violence of prohibition and patients who have no access to their choice of medication). I used to be prescribed tramadol and high-strength co-codamol for chronic pain which caused horrible side-effects. I now use about 2 grams of high quality cannabis every day which has changed my life for the better. If I was still on prescription opiates I wouldn't leave the house and my life would be rather grey and uncreative.[/p][/quote]I wonder why cannabis is not legal and opiates inlcuding heroin are legal to use medically. Does that mean heroin is a safer drug than cannabis? Trixie Delite
  • Score: 7

4:55pm Sun 11 May 14

munkyboy2k says...

Cannabis really is medicine and I've seen it first hand that it works on a wide variety of ailments.

How the British government does not see this is unbelievable.
Cannabis really is medicine and I've seen it first hand that it works on a wide variety of ailments. How the British government does not see this is unbelievable. munkyboy2k
  • Score: 10

5:12pm Sun 11 May 14

Royalboyy says...

The illegalisation of cannabis is completely illogical at the best of times, it costs large amounts of money and lives are lost due to its criminal relations. Big respect to Clark for doing what he's doing! Medicinal marijuana needs to be legalised, why are we making good people like Clark a criminal? Decriminalisation/ legalisation in general needs to be seriously considered! Should of been done years ago!
The illegalisation of cannabis is completely illogical at the best of times, it costs large amounts of money and lives are lost due to its criminal relations. Big respect to Clark for doing what he's doing! Medicinal marijuana needs to be legalised, why are we making good people like Clark a criminal? Decriminalisation/ legalisation in general needs to be seriously considered! Should of been done years ago! Royalboyy
  • Score: 9

5:12pm Sun 11 May 14

Stuart Wyatt says...

I have a neurological illness with symptoms not too dissimilar to MS. Cannabis works wonders for me too. It gets rid of most of the pain, nausea, brain fog etc. and makes my body work as close to normal as it can get. The only side effects I've ever noticed is that I quite often enjoy it, which is bad, as you aren't allowed to enjoy your medicine because, er, of some reason or other.

Cannabis can make you extremely paranoid though. Every time there is a knock at my door, my heart jumps into my mouth as I wonder if it is the police, ready to take my medicine and threaten my liberty once again. This paranoia would disappear overnight if disabled people weren't victimised and persecuted for the sole crime of wanting to feel well.

Kudos to Clark for speaking out in the way that he does. And lets hope that sanity and evidence-based policies replace the ridiculous Misuse of Drugs Act...
I have a neurological illness with symptoms not too dissimilar to MS. Cannabis works wonders for me too. It gets rid of most of the pain, nausea, brain fog etc. and makes my body work as close to normal as it can get. The only side effects I've ever noticed is that I quite often enjoy it, which is bad, as you aren't allowed to enjoy your medicine because, er, of some reason or other. Cannabis can make you extremely paranoid though. Every time there is a knock at my door, my heart jumps into my mouth as I wonder if it is the police, ready to take my medicine and threaten my liberty once again. This paranoia would disappear overnight if disabled people weren't victimised and persecuted for the sole crime of wanting to feel well. Kudos to Clark for speaking out in the way that he does. And lets hope that sanity and evidence-based policies replace the ridiculous Misuse of Drugs Act... Stuart Wyatt
  • Score: 10

5:15pm Sun 11 May 14

Win Matthews says...

The research speaks up for itself, or you wouldn't have Sativex, prescribed for MS patients..( If they can get it!) As many health authorities, are denying it to patients, which I don't understand. is it economics, or the unjust stigma to the name cannabis?
I know patients that prefer using cannabis the herb, but not Sativex, cooking with it or in an oil mixture.
Vaping is a quick delivery system as is smoking.
I personally have used herb for pain relief for years, and many ailments, including hep c treatment , which now I have cancer of the liver.
Clark French is living proof, that it works for MS.
I know that it works for after chemo effects, yet I am not allowed this by law, I can use a synthetic thc, which isn't as good as herb imo, as I am currently just getting over my last course of chemo, I get more and more annoyed, at the anti brigade, that say it's not medically proven.
Well, there isn't a plant that has gone thru so much research, and comes up beneficial, for about 700 ailments.
Despite this, we still allow it to be banned,
The history is that it was prohibited on misinformation, in mistake for opiates in the 1920's , and via Harry Anslinger, yellow journalism, and propaganda, it remains illegal for people to use the herb, or grow it, in the UK, and we will incarcerate patients,
This seems not only a crime against nature, but common sense.
And whilst I mention the word crime.
We need a victim to have one of those, which when people are using herb, they are self medicating, and are certainly not victimizing anyone,
I have seen many enjoy a herb, to make there life more bearable, and seeing a draconian law, kept there by misinformation.
And so openly now, that if experts dare say otherwise they may loose jobs, as with Proff David Nutt, episode with the ACMD.
Why isn't Clark allowed to have a choice, herb? Sativex? What stupidity of legal lies, is allowing this to happen?
You can be prescribed herbal cannabis in Holland and Germany via a group called Bedrocan, yet not one in the UK.
Come on, people from EU can bring herb into the UK, yet Clark or other users cannot take it legally, where is the equality, and the consumer choice.
Give patients licenses to grow, could be a compromise, or allow medical outlets, look at the USA, and it is changing.
Time we in the UK did, Good luck Clark, many are behind what you are doing.
The research speaks up for itself, or you wouldn't have Sativex, prescribed for MS patients..( If they can get it!) As many health authorities, are denying it to patients, which I don't understand. is it economics, or the unjust stigma to the name cannabis? I know patients that prefer using cannabis the herb, but not Sativex, cooking with it or in an oil mixture. Vaping is a quick delivery system as is smoking. I personally have used herb for pain relief for years, and many ailments, including hep c treatment , which now I have cancer of the liver. Clark French is living proof, that it works for MS. I know that it works for after chemo effects, yet I am not allowed this by law, I can use a synthetic thc, which isn't as good as herb imo, as I am currently just getting over my last course of chemo, I get more and more annoyed, at the anti brigade, that say it's not medically proven. Well, there isn't a plant that has gone thru so much research, and comes up beneficial, for about 700 ailments. Despite this, we still allow it to be banned, The history is that it was prohibited on misinformation, in mistake for opiates in the 1920's , and via Harry Anslinger, yellow journalism, and propaganda, it remains illegal for people to use the herb, or grow it, in the UK, and we will incarcerate patients, This seems not only a crime against nature, but common sense. And whilst I mention the word crime. We need a victim to have one of those, which when people are using herb, they are self medicating, and are certainly not victimizing anyone, I have seen many enjoy a herb, to make there life more bearable, and seeing a draconian law, kept there by misinformation. And so openly now, that if experts dare say otherwise they may loose jobs, as with Proff David Nutt, episode with the ACMD. Why isn't Clark allowed to have a choice, herb? Sativex? What stupidity of legal lies, is allowing this to happen? You can be prescribed herbal cannabis in Holland and Germany via a group called Bedrocan, yet not one in the UK. Come on, people from EU can bring herb into the UK, yet Clark or other users cannot take it legally, where is the equality, and the consumer choice. Give patients licenses to grow, could be a compromise, or allow medical outlets, look at the USA, and it is changing. Time we in the UK did, Good luck Clark, many are behind what you are doing. Win Matthews
  • Score: 11

5:24pm Sun 11 May 14

free the weed says...

Cannabis is a harmless plant! why can't it be legalized and be put on prescription? because the government don't like it because it makes you think and it will make you think how much the government is screwing you over! the government has a nice legal eugenics system with tobacco and alcohol weed never killed nobody!
Cannabis is a harmless plant! why can't it be legalized and be put on prescription? because the government don't like it because it makes you think and it will make you think how much the government is screwing you over! the government has a nice legal eugenics system with tobacco and alcohol weed never killed nobody! free the weed
  • Score: 11

5:30pm Sun 11 May 14

Meme me says...

No one should have to suffer with a illness when there is something out there that can help ,but no the government make more cash of this poor guy suffering from the crippling pains he endures due to MS , Clark is a inspiration to a lot of ill people,while our **** government lets people with a lot of different illness's suffer and die , all the while there is help, there is a cure, and their pharmaceuticals just don't cut it
No one should have to suffer with a illness when there is something out there that can help ,but no the government make more cash of this poor guy suffering from the crippling pains he endures due to MS , Clark is a inspiration to a lot of ill people,while our **** government lets people with a lot of different illness's suffer and die , all the while there is help, there is a cure, and their pharmaceuticals just don't cut it Meme me
  • Score: 4

5:32pm Sun 11 May 14

Artermiscreant says...

I belong to a cannabis coop in California, and I use cannabis in a variety of ways from topical ointment to tincture to vapourised fllowers, relieving pain and inflammation so that I'm independent of the harsh prescription meds that gave me horrible side-effects. It's heartbreaking to me, that friends abroad have to break the law to find the same relief.

Who wants cannabis use to be illegal? Pharmaceutical corporations, the prison industry, organized crime, and covert ops, and the remaining small sector of the population who continue to be misled by their anti-cannabis propaganda.

Who wants cannabis use to be legal? Millions of patients suffering from illness and pharmaceutical poisoning, millions of people who enjoy a recreational high that's safer than alcohol, millions of people who don't use it themselves but recognize that it's harmless, growing millions who aren't fooled by the misinformation campaigns.

One note about the ending of this otherwise excellent article: it should be pointed out that Sativex is underprescribed --- very few of those who need it in the UK are able to get a prescription --- and that patients could grow and make their own medicines at a fraction of the cost of prescription cannabis-based medications.

Thank you Argus for this report!
I belong to a cannabis coop in California, and I use cannabis in a variety of ways from topical ointment to tincture to vapourised fllowers, relieving pain and inflammation so that I'm independent of the harsh prescription meds that gave me horrible side-effects. It's heartbreaking to me, that friends abroad have to break the law to find the same relief. Who wants cannabis use to be illegal? Pharmaceutical corporations, the prison industry, organized crime, and covert ops, and the remaining small sector of the population who continue to be misled by their anti-cannabis propaganda. Who wants cannabis use to be legal? Millions of patients suffering from illness and pharmaceutical poisoning, millions of people who enjoy a recreational high that's safer than alcohol, millions of people who don't use it themselves but recognize that it's harmless, growing millions who aren't fooled by the misinformation campaigns. One note about the ending of this otherwise excellent article: it should be pointed out that Sativex is underprescribed --- very few of those who need it in the UK are able to get a prescription --- and that patients could grow and make their own medicines at a fraction of the cost of prescription cannabis-based medications. Thank you Argus for this report! Artermiscreant
  • Score: 6

5:55pm Sun 11 May 14

Meme me says...

Artermiscreant wrote:
I belong to a cannabis coop in California, and I use cannabis in a variety of ways from topical ointment to tincture to vapourised fllowers, relieving pain and inflammation so that I'm independent of the harsh prescription meds that gave me horrible side-effects. It's heartbreaking to me, that friends abroad have to break the law to find the same relief.

Who wants cannabis use to be illegal? Pharmaceutical corporations, the prison industry, organized crime, and covert ops, and the remaining small sector of the population who continue to be misled by their anti-cannabis propaganda.

Who wants cannabis use to be legal? Millions of patients suffering from illness and pharmaceutical poisoning, millions of people who enjoy a recreational high that's safer than alcohol, millions of people who don't use it themselves but recognize that it's harmless, growing millions who aren't fooled by the misinformation campaigns.

One note about the ending of this otherwise excellent article: it should be pointed out that Sativex is underprescribed --- very few of those who need it in the UK are able to get a prescription --- and that patients could grow and make their own medicines at a fraction of the cost of prescription cannabis-based medications.

Thank you Argus for this report!
Sorry hit wrong score button
[quote][p][bold]Artermiscreant[/bold] wrote: I belong to a cannabis coop in California, and I use cannabis in a variety of ways from topical ointment to tincture to vapourised fllowers, relieving pain and inflammation so that I'm independent of the harsh prescription meds that gave me horrible side-effects. It's heartbreaking to me, that friends abroad have to break the law to find the same relief. Who wants cannabis use to be illegal? Pharmaceutical corporations, the prison industry, organized crime, and covert ops, and the remaining small sector of the population who continue to be misled by their anti-cannabis propaganda. Who wants cannabis use to be legal? Millions of patients suffering from illness and pharmaceutical poisoning, millions of people who enjoy a recreational high that's safer than alcohol, millions of people who don't use it themselves but recognize that it's harmless, growing millions who aren't fooled by the misinformation campaigns. One note about the ending of this otherwise excellent article: it should be pointed out that Sativex is underprescribed --- very few of those who need it in the UK are able to get a prescription --- and that patients could grow and make their own medicines at a fraction of the cost of prescription cannabis-based medications. Thank you Argus for this report![/p][/quote]Sorry hit wrong score button Meme me
  • Score: -4

5:56pm Sun 11 May 14

millograms says...

WHY don't more people see that prohibition has caused far more problems than it has solved!
WHY don't more people see that prohibition has caused far more problems than it has solved! millograms
  • Score: 7

6:32pm Sun 11 May 14

JamesE1990 says...

Cannabis is a Godsend to anyone with a chronic pain illness.
Cannabis is a Godsend to anyone with a chronic pain illness. JamesE1990
  • Score: 7

6:34pm Sun 11 May 14

willdaves says...

I fully agree with this article and hope the ball in the medical cannabis world in the UK will start to roll a bit faster out of the hands of GW pharmasuticls hands (they grow tons and tons of cannabis which is given an image like it isn't cannabis and completely over priced- called satavix. look it up). Both my parents are doctors but too afraid to get involved because of being criticised but they both agree and would love to be able to legally recommend cannabis for certain medical conditions, such as crohn's disease, most motor neurone problems right through to one of the most important rolls cannabis can play which is for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and the many other conditions which cannabis helps for widely across the world but the rubbish propaganda agains it denies that for many sick people.
I fully agree with this article and hope the ball in the medical cannabis world in the UK will start to roll a bit faster out of the hands of GW pharmasuticls hands (they grow tons and tons of cannabis which is given an image like it isn't cannabis and completely over priced- called satavix. look it up). Both my parents are doctors but too afraid to get involved because of being criticised but they both agree and would love to be able to legally recommend cannabis for certain medical conditions, such as crohn's disease, most motor neurone problems right through to one of the most important rolls cannabis can play which is for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and the many other conditions which cannabis helps for widely across the world but the rubbish propaganda agains it denies that for many sick people. willdaves
  • Score: 7

6:59pm Sun 11 May 14

Peter,insulted,my,culture says...

It's disgusting that your living in fear whilst a pharma company grow loads of cannabis down south. It's all about profit!
It's disgusting that your living in fear whilst a pharma company grow loads of cannabis down south. It's all about profit! Peter,insulted,my,culture
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Sun 11 May 14

keiron1 says...

surley this is time for change ! its heart wrenching to hear a story like this , i know i got my own, we post millions of pounds as a country to other countrys to help them live better lives, I SAY THE REAL DIASTER IS HERE IN THE UK !!
surley this is time for change ! its heart wrenching to hear a story like this , i know i got my own, we post millions of pounds as a country to other countrys to help them live better lives, I SAY THE REAL DIASTER IS HERE IN THE UK !! keiron1
  • Score: -4

8:47pm Sun 11 May 14

TiffaniRatliff says...

WOW! INSPIRATIONAL CLARK FRENCH TO SAY THE LEAST! I COMMEND YOU FOR THIS ARTICLE. BRAVO! I, MYSELF DO NOT SMOKE POT, USED TO, IT MAKES ME EXTREMELY PARANOID NOW.
I WANT TO TRY CANNABIS OIL. SHHH, HMM, I WILL! WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY! I HATE KENTUCKY AND THE BACKWARD A** POLITICIANS HERE! NEEDLESS, TO SAY I AM MOVING. AND, ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE IS A MOTIVATOR TO DO SO. I DIGRESS! I APPRECIATE YOUR STANCE ON MMJ! AGAIN, BRAVO!
WOW! INSPIRATIONAL CLARK FRENCH TO SAY THE LEAST! I COMMEND YOU FOR THIS ARTICLE. BRAVO! I, MYSELF DO NOT SMOKE POT, USED TO, IT MAKES ME EXTREMELY PARANOID NOW. I WANT TO TRY CANNABIS OIL. SHHH, HMM, I WILL! WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY! I HATE KENTUCKY AND THE BACKWARD A** POLITICIANS HERE! NEEDLESS, TO SAY I AM MOVING. AND, ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE IS A MOTIVATOR TO DO SO. I DIGRESS! I APPRECIATE YOUR STANCE ON MMJ! AGAIN, BRAVO! TiffaniRatliff
  • Score: -3

9:10pm Sun 11 May 14

JamesE1990 says...

For those interested in cannabis' ability to fight pain - 'Visualisation of the endocannabinoid signalling system' https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=jznQfMj9
RWM&list=FLfBLZ3ferZ
5p41MtFlylIjA&index=
1
For those interested in cannabis' ability to fight pain - 'Visualisation of the endocannabinoid signalling system' https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=jznQfMj9 RWM&list=FLfBLZ3ferZ 5p41MtFlylIjA&index= 1 JamesE1990
  • Score: 0

12:37am Mon 12 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

So all the reports that marijuana causes paranoia and other issues are completely false?
So all the reports that marijuana causes paranoia and other issues are completely false? ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -8

1:49am Mon 12 May 14

waxx87 says...

power clarck ! desde ESPAÑA te mandamos fuerzas para seguir con la lucha !
power clarck ! desde ESPAÑA te mandamos fuerzas para seguir con la lucha ! waxx87
  • Score: -2

8:18am Mon 12 May 14

moreachesandpains says...

Any readers wishing to know more, start your journey here: http://www.jackherer
.com/thebook/
Any readers wishing to know more, start your journey here: http://www.jackherer .com/thebook/ moreachesandpains
  • Score: -5

9:36am Mon 12 May 14

Sheeples says...

Ownership of a perfectly natural plant is illegal! You couldn't make it up.

Shame the sheep bleat on about democracy, yet have little to no concept of liberty.
Ownership of a perfectly natural plant is illegal! You couldn't make it up. Shame the sheep bleat on about democracy, yet have little to no concept of liberty. Sheeples
  • Score: -8

10:21am Mon 12 May 14

Clark420 says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
So all the reports that marijuana causes paranoia and other issues are completely false?
The Science disbutes that is it caused by cannabis.

University of keele 2009 in the largest study on the subject proved cannabis doesnt cause schizophrenia as did a Harvard in 2013.

the university of Colone in 2012 found that CBD a chemical compound in cannabis is as effective as any of the prescription Anti Psychotic's but with little to no side effects.

As Stuart said earlier there is definaltely a case for psychlogical problems - but most of that is caused by prohibition rather than anything in cannabis which made you feel that way.

Being Criminalised is far more likely to make someone paranoid than cannabis itself.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: So all the reports that marijuana causes paranoia and other issues are completely false?[/p][/quote]The Science disbutes that is it caused by cannabis. University of keele 2009 in the largest study on the subject proved cannabis doesnt cause schizophrenia as did a Harvard in 2013. the university of Colone in 2012 found that CBD a chemical compound in cannabis is as effective as any of the prescription Anti Psychotic's but with little to no side effects. As Stuart said earlier there is definaltely a case for psychlogical problems - but most of that is caused by prohibition rather than anything in cannabis which made you feel that way. Being Criminalised is far more likely to make someone paranoid than cannabis itself. Clark420
  • Score: -5

10:36am Mon 12 May 14

AshJ20 says...

The stories of those that have benefited from the use of Cannabis are proof that everyone needs to open their eyes towards this issue. Surely we can all see the fallacy of being persecuted and criminalised for something that allows you to live a full and happy life? It's time we stripped away our misconceptions and start empathising with those that have real necessity for this harmless plant.
The stories of those that have benefited from the use of Cannabis are proof that everyone needs to open their eyes towards this issue. Surely we can all see the fallacy of being persecuted and criminalised for something that allows you to live a full and happy life? It's time we stripped away our misconceptions and start empathising with those that have real necessity for this harmless plant. AshJ20
  • Score: -3

11:10am Mon 12 May 14

Clark420 says...

Here is the link for the event at the cowley club.


There is Patients with Epilepsy, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, MS, spasticity and Cancer Patients all coming down to tell their story of how cannabis helps them.


https://www.facebook
.com/events/24077621
9450065/?fref=ts
Here is the link for the event at the cowley club. There is Patients with Epilepsy, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, MS, spasticity and Cancer Patients all coming down to tell their story of how cannabis helps them. https://www.facebook .com/events/24077621 9450065/?fref=ts Clark420
  • Score: -8

12:17am Tue 13 May 14

Pawel_Si says...

jake1810 wrote:
I decided to come off my prescription as the drugs were making my life just as unbearable as if i wasn't on them, now I use cannabis medicinally under the guidance of my UK GP, although they are currently trying to persuade me to move onto Methadone. I'm 26 years old, my disability is going to be with me for the rest of my life. If I were to use my prescriptions of tramadol, amitriptylene, pregebalin and of course, if i were to go onto methadone, my life would be unbearable.
Cannabis has made my life manageable, now i can eat more than a bowl of soup a day, walk without too much discomfort, a do normal every day things, that without cannabis I'd be unable to because without it I'm be bed-ridden.
I soend every day of my life breaking the law, and although I've informed the department of health, Jeremy Hunt and my local MP (who is currently trying to aid me in this situation) about my condition and medicinal use I'm still a criminal in the eyes of UK law.
This is against my human right.
Thing is, by UK politicians you are not a human, but their cattle.
[quote][p][bold]jake1810[/bold] wrote: I decided to come off my prescription as the drugs were making my life just as unbearable as if i wasn't on them, now I use cannabis medicinally under the guidance of my UK GP, although they are currently trying to persuade me to move onto Methadone. I'm 26 years old, my disability is going to be with me for the rest of my life. If I were to use my prescriptions of tramadol, amitriptylene, pregebalin and of course, if i were to go onto methadone, my life would be unbearable. Cannabis has made my life manageable, now i can eat more than a bowl of soup a day, walk without too much discomfort, a do normal every day things, that without cannabis I'd be unable to because without it I'm be bed-ridden. I soend every day of my life breaking the law, and although I've informed the department of health, Jeremy Hunt and my local MP (who is currently trying to aid me in this situation) about my condition and medicinal use I'm still a criminal in the eyes of UK law. This is against my human right.[/p][/quote]Thing is, by UK politicians you are not a human, but their cattle. Pawel_Si
  • Score: -10

7:58pm Tue 13 May 14

Dr Martin says...

The " I need weed, as it's the only thing that will cure my incurable condition"
crowd are out in force I see, I think Sainsbury's have Hob Nobs at half price at the moment
The " I need weed, as it's the only thing that will cure my incurable condition" crowd are out in force I see, I think Sainsbury's have Hob Nobs at half price at the moment Dr Martin
  • Score: -1

6:24pm Sun 18 May 14

Melissa88 says...

We have plenty of proof to support that cannabis can improve people such as Clark's life quality drastically. Bottom line: when it brings good, with no harm to others, (and not even harm to ourselves) how is it illegal!? We should be helping these people find the best option to alleviate their problems rather than stuffing them with pharmaceuticals.
We have plenty of proof to support that cannabis can improve people such as Clark's life quality drastically. Bottom line: when it brings good, with no harm to others, (and not even harm to ourselves) how is it illegal!? We should be helping these people find the best option to alleviate their problems rather than stuffing them with pharmaceuticals. Melissa88
  • Score: 0

7:24am Wed 21 May 14

Dr Martin says...

Because Cannabis is harmful to people's mental health
Because Cannabis is harmful to people's mental health Dr Martin
  • Score: -1

1:25pm Thu 22 May 14

Clark420 says...

Dr Martin wrote:
Because Cannabis is harmful to people's mental health
Research it and you will find that the university of Keele in 2009 proved that cannabis does not cause schizophrenia. this was also proven by researcher at Harvard University in 2013.

The University of cologne in 2012 found that CBD a chemical found in cannabis is as effective Anti-psychotic being as good as any of the current available anti psychotics but with none of the side effects.

Do your research before continuing to spread misinformation.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Because Cannabis is harmful to people's mental health[/p][/quote]Research it and you will find that the university of Keele in 2009 proved that cannabis does not cause schizophrenia. this was also proven by researcher at Harvard University in 2013. The University of cologne in 2012 found that CBD a chemical found in cannabis is as effective Anti-psychotic being as good as any of the current available anti psychotics but with none of the side effects. Do your research before continuing to spread misinformation. Clark420
  • Score: 0

11:15am Fri 23 May 14

Dr Martin says...

Clark420 wrote:
Dr Martin wrote:
Because Cannabis is harmful to people's mental health
Research it and you will find that the university of Keele in 2009 proved that cannabis does not cause schizophrenia. this was also proven by researcher at Harvard University in 2013.

The University of cologne in 2012 found that CBD a chemical found in cannabis is as effective Anti-psychotic being as good as any of the current available anti psychotics but with none of the side effects.

Do your research before continuing to spread misinformation.
Oh Clark, First of all if you are going to reply to my post at least read it first

I never said cannabis causes mental illness , I said it it is harmful to mental health which it is, I see many customers of your righteous herb which has a negative impact on their mental illness
I am well aware of some possible medicinal uses of cannabis however what most people who post on similar stories to this crave for is the THC to get stoned
[quote][p][bold]Clark420[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Because Cannabis is harmful to people's mental health[/p][/quote]Research it and you will find that the university of Keele in 2009 proved that cannabis does not cause schizophrenia. this was also proven by researcher at Harvard University in 2013. The University of cologne in 2012 found that CBD a chemical found in cannabis is as effective Anti-psychotic being as good as any of the current available anti psychotics but with none of the side effects. Do your research before continuing to spread misinformation.[/p][/quote]Oh Clark, First of all if you are going to reply to my post at least read it first I never said cannabis causes mental illness , I said it it is harmful to mental health which it is, I see many customers of your righteous herb which has a negative impact on their mental illness I am well aware of some possible medicinal uses of cannabis however what most people who post on similar stories to this crave for is the THC to get stoned Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

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