First Minister Nicola Sturgeon answers Pauline McNeil MSP on the usefulness of cannabis for arthritis pain. Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions keep many people out of work.

Arthritis is an informal term for joint pain or disease and is very common, though not well understood. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis where the cartilage wears away causing bone to rub against bone.

Cannabis has been considered a wise choice by a growing number of doctors for those suffering from pain. Year after year there has been zero deaths from overdose. Some say that aversion to cannabis is illogical.


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