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Drugs Minister Norman Baker calls for pain-relief cannabis to be legal

14 August 2014 Last updated at 21:48 BST

People suffering from severe pain should be allowed to take cannabis, the Drugs Minister Norman Baker has said.

Mr Baker, Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes, said: "If someone is ill we should help them, not make them criminals."

Cannabis is currently categorised as a Class B drug. The Home Office said there were no plans to legalise it.

Ellie Price reports.