A letter has been published today (14th August 2014) in various newspapers from Norman Baker MP, the Drugs Minister to Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary. He suggests that drug laws should be relaxed to allow people with MS and other health conditions to use cannabis for medicinal purposes. Sativex – which is made from cannabis and is licensed to treat muscle spasms and stiffness in people with MS is not currently available on the NHS. There are concerns that people are being forced to break the law to secure the only substance that can help to relieve their condition.
See the MS Society article on their website for more details