‘I smuggled cannabis oil to help my son’

'I smuggled cannabis oil to help my son'

Image copyright Lisa Quarrell Image caption Lisa Quarrell said it was heart-breaking to watch Cole have a seizure Former police officer Lisa Quarrell never imagined she would break the law – but this year she began smuggling a cannabis product into Scotland. Lisa, from East Kilbride, travelled to the Netherlands …

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People smoked cannabis to get high 2,500 years ago, ancient tombs reveal

People smoked cannabis to get high 2,500 years ago, ancient tombs reveal

People were getting high by smoking cannabis 2,500 years ago, an excavation of ancient Chinese tombs has revealed.  Scientists found traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive chemical in marijuana – in wooden incense burners at the Jirzankal cemetery in the Pamir mountain range near the Himalayas.  These would have got mourners high during funeral rites and users may …

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Can cannabis save my child?

Can cannabis save my child?

Scottish parents are smuggling prescription cannabis into the country to give to their seriously ill children. BBC Scotland’s Disclosure programme has followed mums travelling to Holland to get drugs they believe can make a huge difference to epilepsy seizures suffered by their sons. The situation raises multiple dilemmas – for …

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