Cannabis culture section

Medicinal Cannabis

As of early 2012, cannabis is still classed as Schedule 1 - a drug with no medical value - under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act. Yet SATIVEX, a concentrated form of whole cannabis is prescibed on the NHS, although it's very hard to get.

The law relating to medicinal cannabis use is changing - slowly, but it is changing. This section is being kept online as an archive, for up do date information try the United patients Alliance

>> United Patients Alliance website


The Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics
>> Fact sheets

Cannabis: Medical reality versus authoritarian brutality

Ian Williams Goddard
>> Medcial reality vs authoritarian brutality

Marihuana: The Forbidden Medicine

Chapter one - The History of Cannabis
Lester Grinspoon, and James B. Bakalar
>> Marihuana: The Forbidden Medicine

What is medicinal cannabis?

>> The use of cannabis as medicine

Views and opinions from professional bodies and the public

>> Views

GW the UK company who have brought SATIVEXC, a cannabis-based medicine, to the market.

>> About GW Pharmaceuticals

Health Canada

>> Information for medical users (pdf document)

HoL Debate 2001

>> Thereputic uses of cannabis HoL deabte
>> Government response

Some of the illnesses cannabis can treat

>> Uses


THC4MS aimed to supply medicinal cannabis chocolate to bona-fide MS sufferers' throughout the UK in emergency situations only i.e:- their normal supply was exhausted. They were busted in 2005 and sentenced in 2007.

THC4MS bust 2007
>> The Story, UKCIA Letter to the Home Office and Reply from the Home Office

More information
>> Resources

medical cannabis

Medicine of the future?

Cannabis reduces symptoms of MS

Lancet report

The claims by medical users that cannabis reduces the symptoms of MS has been confirmed by UK government trials. The study, of more than 600 patients, published in the Lancet medical journal, also provided some evidence that they boosted mobility. Other physical proof of the drugs effects on symptoms did not emerge however. Slightly more patients on the cannabis extract reported benefits than those on THC, an active compound found in cannabis. MS sufferers have been claiming these beneficial effects for years, many sufferers break the law buying illegal cannabis and self-help groups such as THC4MS have been supplying sufferers, but they run the risk of arrest and many medical users have been dragged through the courts. This study shows that cannabis really does make these ill people feel better, these claims cannot be ignored any longer.