By Cass Marrett
“I go the black market route because there is no legal route to be honest. There is no legal route for me that is easily accessible.”
Is medicinal cannabis actually accessible and affordable for those who need it? We meet two people with chronic pain; Josh has access to legal medicinal cannabis and Sophie gets her cannabis on the black market.
This is the first episode of our series Side by Side.
This story is part of Re:'s Drug Week, where we talk nangs, comedowns, decriminalisation and more. See our other drug stories here.
Where to get help:
- The Ministry of Health has a list of different addiction help services here
- Free 24-hour drug and alcohol helpline: 0800 787 0797