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Manx patients 'are benefiting' from cannabis

Island residents already self-medicating says MHK

An MHK believes wider acceptance of the health benefits of cannabis would make life easier for Manx patients.

Dr Alex Allinson claims a number of residents are already self-medicating with cannabis products they have obtained themselves.

It comes as the UK government announced a review into its use for therapeutic purposes, following the case of a young boy with epilepsy being denied access to cannabis oil.

A separate review into decriminalising small amounts of the drug for recreational use is also underway in the Island.

Dr Allinson says we should look at change happening in other countries.

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