The Daily Express (UK) reports….

SIR Patrick Stewart says cannabis is the only drug that can relieve him from the agony of arthritis – and wants GPs to be able to prescribe medical marijuana on the NHS

The award-winning Star Trek actor called on the Government to relax current restrictions around the prescription of cannabis-based medicines, which supporters claim can help a range of problems including pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, symptoms of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Government regulators say there have not been enough controlled trials to support the use of medicinal cannabis for many of these conditions. Under existing rules introduced last November following a campaign by parents of children with severe epilepsy, ­specialists were allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis to these patients. 

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