A three month licence was granted on foot of an application made directly to the Minister for Health.
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You could still face a maximum five years in jail for possessing cannabis – but a campaign to decriminalise the drug is gaining momentum and is being backed by a number of famous faces.
Cannabis might still be illegal in the UK, but new research has found that the leafy substance might not be the vilified “gateway drug” it’s widely thought to be.
A cancer sufferer who was prosecuted for growing four cannabis plants for medical use today said she has been made to “feel like a criminal” for trying to save her own life.
Billy used to have up to 100 seizures per day, but is now 250 days seizure-free after having product prescribed on NHS.
The party will allow cannabis to be sold from high street shops, and spend the tax raised from sales on public health efforts in a policy which is bound to cause controversy.
Liberal Democrats want to legalise it, on grounds the ban is an enormous waste of time and money.
record number (at least by my rough head count) of people showed up to Hyde Park in London from across the country yesterday for the annual 420 event, celebrating marijuana use and protesting its continued illegality in the UK.
Sue Cox says she has taken cannabis over the years to help with the pain.
Cannabis is set to be legalised for the treatment of several medical conditions in Ireland.