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Cannabis legalised for medicinal use

Cannabis legalised for medicinal use

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Two types of cannabis-based medicines have been approved for use by the NHS to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Epidyolex, containing the cannabis extract CBD (short for cannabidiol) can now be prescribed to children due to the newly released guidance of the NHS. Epidyolex is a medicine used to soothe spasms caused by epilepsy. Similarly, the spray Sativex, also containing cannabis-based medicine, was recommended to treat muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis. According to the BBC, clinical trials have proven that with these drugs, seizures can be reduced by 40% for children who suffer from Lennox Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Both of the newly approved medicines do not contain THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), this is the  psycho-active c
Mayor Sadiq Khan pledges to end London housing crisis

Mayor Sadiq Khan pledges to end London housing crisis

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London has been notorious for being an expensive city to live in – the cost of housing has hit the roof and student accommodation becoming more expensive – the youth in London are at crossroads over the sudden boom in prices. In an effort to stabilise the real estate market, London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan has agreed to another London MP that it is the need of the hour to adopt “a strategic approach to rent stabilisation and control” in order to combat the housing crisis. London has also been facing a homelessness crisis, which has been further amplified by Section 21, a law in which landlords can evict tenants after a fixed term ends or during a tenancy with no fixed end date or ‘periodic tenancy’ as it is known. The section has faced a lot of flak as it allows ‘no fault’ evictions which
Homelessness: Is contactless the solution?

Homelessness: Is contactless the solution?

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Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, the United Kingdom faces a growing issue with homelessness. Many charities collect money and support those without a home but unfortunately, they fail to reach everyone in need. Stephen, 55, an ex-serviceman from the armed forces, represents a soundboard for many who have lost faith in charity. He is of the opinion that charities cheat people in the name of donation. “I would love to know where the money goes. But I already know where it goes. It goes for wages and it’s all a con. That is all it is. You’ve got the Royal British Legion. Last year they raised 42 million pounds. But it never went to the ex-servicemen. 75 percent of the people that live on the street are ex-forces. We are in a society now. We’re being lied to.”