Leafie (UK) Article: The police are arresting cannabis patients with legal prescriptions

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Will Hudd is a member of a Reddit community dedicated to UK medical cannabis patients. The MCCSS estimates that since the law changed, 13,000 patients have been prescribed legal cannabis in the form of flowers and oils for a range of conditions. While the NHS and NICE have been reluctant to issue prescriptions, a private cannabis clinic industry has flourished. Liam Lewis, a medical cannabis patient who lives in Scotland was a first-hand victim of the police’s miseducation. Officers are detaining and arresting patients with legal prescriptions, or confiscating medicines and refusing to return them, causing undue stress and duress for people already living with serious medical conditions.

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In November 2018 the law was changed to allow cannabis to be prescribed by specialist doctors for medical purposes. While the NHS and NICE have been reluctant to issue prescriptions, a private cannabis clinic industry has flourished. The MCCSS estimates that since the law changed, 13,000 patients have been prescribed legal cannabis in the form of flowers and oils for a range of conditions.

Yet despite the law changing over three years ago, there is still a serious issue of education within the police. Officers are detaining...

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