Lucy Stafford is a medical cannabis patient and advocate. Having spent most of her teenage years in severe pain, dependent on opiates and a feeding tube, discovering medical cannabis has transformed her health and quality of life. She is passionate about working towards a healthcare system that integrates the use of medical cannabis in the UK. Lucy is a Director at Patient Led Engagement for Access (PLEA) and patient access consultant for Project Twenty21.
Lucy and Kate Stafford (mother) join the professor to recount their difficulties obtaining a medical cannabis prescription in the UK. From reluctant doctors to Amsterdam coffeeshops, Lucy and Kate have first-hand experience of navigating this difficult system.
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ehlers-danlos-syndromes/
Volcano Vaporizer – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16637053
PLEA Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pleacommunity/
PLEA Community Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/3199307166781022/
Twenty21 – https://drugscience.org.uk/project-twenty21/
Medical Cannabis education – https://drugscience.org.uk/medical-cannabis-educational-slides/
Wheelchair accessible coffee shop in Amsterdam – https://kooi.business.site/
Lucy’s vaporizer – https://www.storz-bickel.com/en/catalog/product/view/id/139
Become a Drug Science Community Member: https://www.donate.drugscience.org.uk/
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