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

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