Veteran Labour politician Frank Field has hailed cannabis oil as a “wonder drug” – and told how he has spent thousands of pounds on a private prescription. Reports The Sunday Mirror
Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, the 77-year-old Labour stalwart became the first UK politician to reveal he was using medicinal cannabis.
He said he turned to CBD – currently at the centre of a fierce debate in Parliament – to ease “crippling” pain from a slipped disc.
Mr Field, who was an MP for 40 years, paid £2,200 for a three-month supply of Bedrolite, which you take by putting droplets on your tongue.
And he has urged PM Boris Johnson : “Make this wonder drug available on the NHS.”
Mr Field said: “I never thought that when I was campaigning for young children to get access to the drug to change their lives that I’d end up needing it myself so badly.”