Today Sajid Javid has announced a government review of medicinal cannabis.
Genevieve Edwards, Director of External Affairs at the MS Society, said:
“It’s a huge step forward that the government is now saying there will be a review into the use of medicinal cannabis – existing evidence of the benefit for MS must be included.
“We already know that cannabis for medicinal use could help with pain and muscle spasms for around 10,000 people with MS. These symptoms can be relentless and exhausting and make it impossible to manage daily life. It’s simply wrong that many people are being driven to break the law under current regulations.”