Letter: Should cannabis oil be on prescription?

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Sir

With regard to John Eoin Douglas comments (Friday June 22) on the Home Secretary deciding on the issuing of medicinal cannabis to a child.

I can only hope and pray that he never ever has any member of his family succumb to the horrible diagnosis of cancer.

However, the cannabis recommended is that of cannabis oil and not cannabis bought illegally.

Does Mr Douglas think he knows better than Professor Anthony Chalmers of Glasgow University?

Professor Chalmers clearly states that street cannabis contains dangerous chemicals unlike cannabis oil produced in a legally-controlled laboratory.

To publicly state that a few sick and pain-ridden children are collateral damage disgusts me, not only as a parent and a grandparent, but also as one who is firmly against street cannabis.

Further Mr Douglas has written, in one of the well read Sunday tabloids, his concerns about parking and related footfall affecting some of high street stores, resulting in closure in many instances.

I too very much enjoy the experience of visiting the very varied shopping centres out with the city centre in most areas, but I also frequent the city stores by using park-and-ride transport facilities.

I have mobility problems and would also very much prefer doorstep parking where and when available.

Edinburgh and Glasgow both have plenty of adequate parking facilities albeit not always where we would wish.

Try leaving your car at home and use public transport, even if that does mean walking a short distance.

Ann Campbell,

Macharioch Shore,

And Motherwell.