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ISSUE 110 / 2018 GUESTLIST The United Kingdom is the world's largest producer of legal cannabis. We make over half of all medical marijuana. In 2016 alone 95 tonnes of marijuana was produced for tests and medicine! 9 HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT CANNABIS CAN HELP YOU SOLVE Let us be clear. With 95 tonnes, you could build about seven Big Bens made out of weed. So is it normal that the govern- ment says that cannabis has no medical use and yet still be the biggest ganja producer at the same time? In any case, it's weird. However, public opinion around the world is changing, more and more about the consumption of weed. Twenty- nine states in America including Washington DC, have legalized marijuana for medicinal use. The legal cannabis market is expected to generate $40 billion by 2021 in the United States and over 400,000 hires. It is legal and above all profitable, furthermore there has already been countless stories of cannabis helping people with health problems: 1. Epilepsy There is a lot of stories where the drug has been effective in getting rid of epileptic seizures. The most recent of these hap- pened in America, in Georgia, one of the US states that has not yet allowed medical use of cannabis. The parents lost cus- tody of their son for treating his severe epilepsy with cannabis. Okay, you're right, that was illegal. But their son could have up to ten seizures a day. With weed, he didn't have a seizure for 71 days. Until the mother talked to the psycholo- gists about it, who themselves notified social services. Which resulted in one week in jail, and an ongoing trial to try to recover custody of the child… We hope that the parents win and their child can get effective treatment. 2. Leukaemia Claire Blackwell from Watton, Norfolk decided to give canna- bis to her son, Deryn, as he was suffering from a rare, aggres- sive form of leukaemia, to ease his pain and anxiety as he lay dying in a hospice. After seeing this request for medical canna- bis denied she went to a drug dealer. She added, "I thought, 'what have I got to lose? He's dying anyway'. The effects of it blew my mind. It wasn't what I expected," Deryn, who is now 17, made a gradual recovery and is now studying catering and has a part-time job as a vegan chef. In ya face, leukaemia! 3. HIV The effects of HIV treatment can range from diarrhoea to muscle contractures, depres- sion or suicidal impulses. Dominic, 54, says "I smoke pure grass - it gives me an appetite first. Then I use it as a muscle relaxant and keeps my spirits 8

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