Gazette readers call for access to cannabis-based medicines through NHS

Over 90% of Shields Gazette readers who took part in a recent poll have voted for people to have access to cannabis-based medicines through the NHS.

Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 11:28 am
Two medicines derived from the cannabis plant have been recommended for use on the NHS..

Following this news, in a Facebook poll on the Shields Gazette page, we asked you: “Should people be able to access cannabis-based medicines through the NHS?”

Over 580 readers voted in this poll and and 93% of those who did voted ‘yes’ while only 7% voted ‘no.’

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This is what you had to say on the matter.

Melanie Nelson said: Absolutely YES!”

George Hyde added: “If it works for people then hell yes. Stupid poll really.”

Gav Smith argued: “In tablet or liquid form yes.”

Gary Bains said: “Who the hell is voting ‘no’ to letting people have life saving and enhancing medicine?”

Kenny Potter agreed: “Horrible people clicking no like absolute wronguns.”

More online news readers shared their views elsewhere.

Ian Hedley argued: “Cannabis should be legal for everyone! We are going to fall behind the rest of the world. Safe, taxable product with hundreds of uses. Wake up government!”

Topher Kii said: “What a stupid question. If it works, then yes – obviously.”

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No readers chose to argue against the proposition in the poll comments.