Coronation Street spoilers: Steve McDonald ‘arrested’ after desperate decision backfires

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Two experts from The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) spoke to Express.co.uk about medicinal cannabis, it’s legality in the UK, it’s uses and side effects. 

When asked how easy it is for someone to obtain medicinal cannabis, Dr. Daniel said: “Under the current UK law, any consultant on the GMC specialist register in the UK can prescribe a cannabis-based medicine.

“However, because of the lack of clinical evidence for most uses of medicinal cannabis, clinical guidelines do not routinely recommend its use (until we know more about whether the work and how safe they are). 

“Private clinics are open that specialise in cannabis-based medicines where a patient is more likely to get a prescription outside of guidelines, although this can be expensive.  

“Unfortunately because of the lack of access to legal prescribed access, many patients (the CMC estimates it’s about 1.4 million people) have to rely on street cannabis for the treatment of their medical issues,” he added. 

Prof. Saoirse added: “Firstly to say that there is no difference between what you would call recreational cannabis and cannabis which is used for medicinal reasons – it is the same plant, it’s just the uses that differ. 

“Some patients that use cannabis for medicinal reasons will use it the same way as recreational users i.e. smoking or ingesting the whole plant buds. 

Others will use cannabis extracts (usually in an oil format) that can be vaped, put under the tongue, or taken orally (sometimes added to food or drink). 

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“The major difference is in how and why people use cannabis when they are using for medicinal reasons – this is for symptom relief, and not purely to get high,” the Professor said. 

So what will Steve do? 

There is a chance he could look into medicinal cannabis, the benefits it could have for his son living day-to-day. 

But, with everything in Steve’s life, this probably won’t go smoothly. 

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Could Steve find himself being arrested and thrown behind bars after trying to buy cannabis off a street dealer? 

It comes after a scene which aired earlier this week, where Leanne spoke about life without her son. 

There was a suggestion she was foreshadowing Oliver’s tragic death. 

Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm on ITV.

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