This Week In Weed – 9 December 2018

WHO delays cannabis scheduling recommendation The World Health Organization (WHO) postponed much-anticipated recommendations about the international scheduling of cannabis which were due to be announced on Friday, saying that more time is needed to review its findings. WHO was due to present its findings to the United Nations’ Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) 61st reconvened […]

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Mother says she may have to sell house to pay for epileptic daughter’s cannabis medicine

A mother of a seven-year-old girl with epilepsy says she may have to sell the family’s home to pay for treatment abroad because they have not been able to get a prescription on the NHS. Sam Fairlie, from Leicester, wants her daughter Maya to try Bedrocan – which Carly Barton has been prescribed on an […]

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MS patient whose life was transformed during four-week Sativex trial denied prescription on NHS because it isn’t ‘cost-effective’

A multiple sclerosis (MS) patient who described cannabis extract drug Sativex as a “miracle drug” after a four-week trial has been told that she would have to pay £450 a month to have it prescribed, as is not funded on the NHS locally because of national guidance about its “cost-effectiveness”. Sally Deegan was diagnosed with […]

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Jorja Emerson faces wait of ‘weeks or months’ for cannabis prescription because ‘no UK pharmacy holds a licence to sell it’

Robin Emerson has said that it will take “weeks or months” to get hold of the cannabis medicine prescribed to his two-year-old daughter Jorja because no UK pharmacy has a licence to sell it. As we reported yesterday, Jorja, who has more than 30 epileptic seizures a day, has become the first child in the […]

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Two-year-old Jorja Emerson is first UK child to get cannabis prescription – for £1,000 a month

Two-year-old Jorja Emerson, who suffers with more than 30 epileptic seizures a day, has become the first child in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis since the 1 November law change. However, like Carly Barton, the first adult to get a prescription, the Emerson family has had to turn to a private doctor, a […]

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