Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston) will turn to cannabis next week when her usual pain medication proves ineffective after she dislocates her hip.
A fracas at the factory will leave Izzy injured and it’s Erica (Claire King) who first notices her discomfort after spying her struggling to carry a roll of fabric.
At first, Izzy refuses to accept help, but will later admit to Erica she’s in terrible pain and that her usual painkillers aren’t working.
Erica then offers to get her some cannabis and, despite not being initially keen, Izzy will eventually come round to the idea. By Friday, Izzy and Erica are meeting furtively in the backyard of the Rovers, where Erica hands over a small package of cannabis. But will anyone clock them?
A source for the ITV soap recently said to the Mirror of the upcoming storyline: “The show has researched this issue extensively and, whilst Izzy will take cannabis to try and alleviate her pain, the programme will look at all aspects of this debate and examine the legal implications and the far reaching consequences of her actions for her family.”
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