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Marijuana as Medicine
Science & Technology

Marijuana as Medicine

Marijuana Prescribed Marijuana has been illegal in the UK since 1928 but, as of the 1st November 2018, the National Health Service is permitted to prescribe medicinal cannabis to certain patients for the treatment of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic pain, and the nausea brought on by chemotherapy. This long-time disreputable substance is making a new name for itself through helping sufferers of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and cancer. The recently publicised cases of two children suffering with epilepsy, Alfie Dingley (6) and Billy Caldwell (13) appear to have been the catalyst that finally prompted the legalisation of medical cannabis in the UK. Both boys suffer from life-threatening epileptic seizures, treatable only with cannabis-based medication. On June 11th this year,...
SU Blowout Lighting forces student into epileptic fit
News

SU Blowout Lighting forces student into epileptic fit

RHUL's SU Easter Blowout was more than one student bargained for. Before enjoying her night out, a girl alerted security that she was epileptic and requested for all strobe lighting effects to be turned off. The student union's technical crew were informed, but used an alternative method that still had the same effect on the girl. During Kanye West's Song "All of The Lights' the crew used bright lights to emulate the song: turning the lights on and off repetitively. This had the same effect as strobe lighting and forced the girl to have an epileptic fit on the dance floor. A member of SU who wishes to remain anonymous stated: "It was an unfortunate incident but we dealt with it the best and most efficient way we could. We will be sure to take precautions with the lighting and ...