Cannabis call for med­i­cal use

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For­mer health sec­re­tary Alex Neil is back­ing a mo­tion that highlights the Mul­ti­ple Sclero­sis So­ci­ety’s call for le­gal­i­sa­tion in re­la­tion to the medic­i­nal use of cannabis to be re­viewed.

The mo­tion calls on the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to en­gage with Holyrood on this is­sue to help peo­ple liv­ing with MS treat the con­di­tion and its symp­toms bet­ter.

Air­drie and Shotts MSP Mr Neil, left, said: “I am con­vinced this is the right thing to do.

“It is a view that is widely sup­ported by doc­tors and now the MS So­ci­ety.

“This does not mean de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of cannabis or any other drug, just that it makes sense to use it un­der medically-con­trolled con­di­tions to al­le­vi­ate pain that can­not be as ef­fec­tively dealt with by other types of med­i­ca­tion.”

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