A patient whose life was transformed by medical cannabis has told Express.co.uk how the drug changed her life and could help so many others if more people could access it.
Estelle, who suffers from a rare genetic neurological issue that causes her pain, muscle loss, and depression said the medicines she was given by clinic Mamedica had improved her life.
She said: “Medical cannabis has helped me manage my chronic neurological pain and muscle loss in my hands and arms. It has also improved my overall quality of life by reducing my depression and anxiety related to my disability.
“Before I started taking medical cannabis, my quality of life was significantly impacted by my condition. I experienced chronic pain, muscle weakness, and depression, which made it difficult to do everyday tasks and maintain my independence.”
Before she started taking medical cannabis, Estelle said her condition “made it difficult to work, socialise, and participate in activities that I enjoy. It has also led to a loss of independence and a need for assistance with daily tasks”.
Estelle is one of hundreds of patients in the UK with a variety of symptoms whose lives have been changed by medicines based on cannabis.