Can the nursing profession get a better result than the rest?
Tracey Risebrow is taking the issue of medical cannabis to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) union’s annual congress.
She is leading for a motion for governments to decriminalise cannabis for the treatment of some conditions. As a nurse to see people go abroad to get cannabis and see a change and positive reaction to their conditions to then come back to the UK and fall back to old ways due to not having the use is frustrating.
“It is making people into criminals if they are procuring cannabis to help a loved-one. Some people would point out it wouldn’t work for everybody, or for certain conditions,” she added. “Others may say if you’re going to decriminalise it for medical use, why don’t you decriminalise it for everything?
“So I’d acknowledge that as with any drug there can be long term issues, but when used for medicinal purposes under medical supervision it is something we should consider for patients who would benefit.”
Over 40 countries have legalised the use of cannabis in some form, although attempts to change the current UK policy have been unsuccessful.
Source – Ipswich Star
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