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We want the governement to explain this –Sativex– vs–Cannabis–

3 Comments 21st June 2016

As a matter of fact…

Sativex is an oromucosal (mouth) spray developed by the UK company GW Pharmaceuticals for multiple sclerosis patients, who can use it to alleviate neuropathic pain, spasticity, overactive bladder, and other symptoms. Sativex is also being prescribed to alleviate pain due to cancer and has been researched in various models of peripheral and central neuropathic pain. Sativex is distinct from all other pharmaceutically produced cannabinoids currently available because it is derived from botanical material, rather than a solely synthetic process. Sativex is a pharmaceutical product standardised in composition, formulation, and dose. Its principal active cannabinoid components are the cannabinoids: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The product is formulated as an oromucosal spray which is administered by spraying into the mouth. Each spray of Sativex delivers a fixed dose of 2.7mg THC and 2.5mg CBD.

Now can the government to explain to us this:

Why do you approve prescribing a medicine that is made of cannabis to people with multiple sclerosis But at the same time you send the same ill people to prison for cultivating their own plants?

Is it all about money ? how can you tell people that they can buy cannabis of the governement but if they are caught bying it elswhere or growing it you would send them to prison?

Is this not denying civil liberties to people?

Why does this matter?

This idea proves that civil liberties are not yet restored and human rights are completely denied in the united kingdom.

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3 Responses to We want the governement to explain this –Sativex– vs–Cannabis–

  1. Andy says:

    I wholeheartedly agree that cannabis should be available to people as a medicine and even as a recreational drug but I don’t think the government is being particularly inconsistant. After all, it is legal for doctors to prescribe morphine while it’s illegal for someone to cultivate opium poppies in order to extract opium to make morphine. It is also legal for certain licensed businesses to distill alcohol but not for someone without a license to do the same in their shed. Many things are regulated in this way so Sativex isn’t unusual and I don’t think this argument has any chance of succeeding. The point is that we should be free to use the plants that grow as we wish and government should leave us alone. Sure, regulate sale and tax it like anything else but don’t interfere with those who want to grow their own.

  2. tony says:

    i have been told i can have sativex as i have m/s but there is a but and a big but I have to pay for it. which is about £300 per month how can i paid for it if i cant work to get the money.

  3. Michael Murray says:

    The problem is that the drug is very expensive – £4000 a year with limited evidence it actually makes any real difference.
    Cannabis has no proven medical effects at present. It does cause disease – it is rarely fatal directly from the drug but this doesnt mean it is harmless.
    Research is needed to find proper medicines that work from the active components however you cant have it both ways – either its a medicine – in which case why take it all the time – or its a substance used to get high. The trouble is that its a bit like glucose being a medicine for treatment of low blood sugar – but the extrapolation that if it is helpful there then it must be good for you and we should all have it in a mixture in say cake. The justification is rather tenuous

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