Broadcaster Bill Turnbull says there should be a “proper conversation” in the UK about the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
The former BBC Breakfast presenter, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017, discusses the issue in a new Channel 4 documentary.
“It’s legal, to a greater or lesser extent, for medicinal purposes in more than 20 countries,” he said.
“Intelligent, advanced countries. And I think we should be one of them.”
The Classic FM presenter is seen trying cannabis oil in Bill Turnbull: Staying Alive, which follows the presenter as he adjusts to life after his cancer diagnosis.
Producing cannabis oil in the UK can result in a prison sentence of up to 14 years, even if it is for medicinal purposes.
However, cannabis can now be