There is currently little evidence regarding the use of medical cannabis for the treatment of intractable pain. Literature published on the subject to date has yielded mixed results concerning the efficacy of medical cannabis and has been limited by study design and regulatory issues. The objective of this study was to determine if the use of medical cannabis affects the amount of opioids and benzodiazepines used by patients on a daily basis.
Billy Caldwell’s mother accuses health authorities of ‘orchestrated cruelty’ ahead of medicinal cannabis ruling.
The mother of a boy with severe epilepsy who is fighting for an NHS prescription of medicinal cannabis has accused health authorities of either “orchestrated cruelty” or “a shambles” after her son was denied access to the drug.