Chronically ill Jazi Allen denied cannabis medicine because she ‘does not fit the criteria’

Chronically ill Jazi Allen has been told that she cannot be prescribed cannabis medicine because she “does not fit the criteria”, despite the fact that she is routinely hospitalised and has experienced relief from pain, sickness and opioid dependency by smoking cannabis. Her mum Carol admits she was anti-cannabis until it helped her daughter, who […]

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The Exit Drug: Cannabis and the opioid crisis

Cannabis has long been stigmatised as a ‘gateway drug’ to ‘harder substances’. This has always been a bogus claim. Studies have shown that, even among the heaviest cannabis users, the vast majority do not move onto opiates. Meanwhile, the relatively small number that have are most likely to have done so because the illegal status […]

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