Medical cannabis should be legalised, says Royal College of Nursing 

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Cannabis should be legalised for medical use, nurses have voted. They argued patients should be allowed to take the drug if it helped reduce their pain or controlled symptoms of conditions like epilepsy. Members of the Royal College of Nursing voted overwhelmingly in favour of lobbying the Government to change the law around the drug. Nurses argued that painkillers such as morphine and fentanyl were both legal despite being from the same family as heroin, so cannabis should be treated no differently. Legalising the drug would protect patients from disreputable dealers and prevent them being treated as criminals, they added. Tracey Risebrow, a nurse from Suffolk, said: “Surely it is better to have patients using cannabis being monitored by health professionals able to pick up on any adverse effects quickly. Medical cannabis should be legalised, says Royal College of Nursing 

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