A young woman who is using cannabis to treat her brain tumour is calling for the drug to be made available to patients on the NHS.

Kate Munford, 21, had four major surgeries and gruelling courses of chemo and radiotherapy – but was left devastated when her incurable cancerous tumour began to grow back.

Her family began looking at alternative therapies and Kate’s mum Sandra found Sativex, a mouth spray with chemical extracts taken from the cannabis plant.

Sativex is the only licensed cannabis-based medicine in Britain, designed to reduce muscle spasms in people with multiple sclerosis.

But Sandra read how other people with conditions similar to her daughter’s claimed the drug had helped shrink their tumours.

Encouraged by the stories of hope, the family now pay £375 every six weeks for a private prescription, as well as using legalised cannabis oil.

Kate, from Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, believes both have helped her.

Original post from DailyRecord