Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis clears first hurdle, but will it go further?

Campaigners for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis are this week celebrating a small victory. Legalisation could help people with multiple sclerosis and other diseases but, realistically, there’s little chance it will become law Paul Flynn, Labour MP for Newport West and patron of the United Patients Alliance (UPA) presented a 10-Minute Rule Motion in the … Continue reading Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis clears first hurdle, but will it go further?

MS cannabis spray not available from NHS in England – and recognising EDS as a chronic painful illness

A word of explanation about the cannabis spray that was the cause of the unfortunate script in ITV’s Coronation Street last Friday. The spray goes by the name of Sativex and is licensed for use in the UK to treat muscle spasms and stiffness in people with MS. It is important to note that it … Continue reading MS cannabis spray not available from NHS in England – and recognising EDS as a chronic painful illness

‘Corrie’ insensitivity enrages social media users

  Coronation Street's Izzy Armstrong as played by Cherylee Houston. There is a follow-up to this article, here https://50shadesofsun.com/?p=2118   Scripted words of a character in the long-running British television soap Coronation Street have shocked and horrified people with multiple sclerosis – and with good reason. During Friday night’s episode, the character Izzy Armstrong reacted angrily … Continue reading ‘Corrie’ insensitivity enrages social media users