Medicinal cannabis victory for 38 Degrees campaigners
38 Degrees campaigners are celebrating a victory today as British Home Secretary Sajid Javid announces that the laws governing access to medicinal cannabis will be relaxed.
Doctors in the UK will now be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicine to thousands of people with drug-resistant conditions.
This is a momentous occasion for people like Karen Gray, whose petition on 38 Degrees gathered over 240,000 signatures. Karen’s son Murray suffers from a rare form of epilepsy causing him to suffer up to 12 debilitating seizures a day.
Karen Gray said: There are so many children in the UK who will benefit from medicinal cannabis, not to mention the adults that this medication also helps. I am delighted that the government are now acknowledging that cannabis has medicinal value.”
89up supported 38 Degrees with PR assistance for Karen’s campaign, securing broadcast and newspaper interviews with outlets including Sky News and the Daily Mirror.