Chronically ill Jazi Allen denied cannabis medicine because she ‘does not fit the criteria’

Chronically ill Jazi Allen has been told that she cannot be prescribed cannabis medicine because she “does not fit the criteria”, despite the fact that she is routinely hospitalised and has experienced relief from pain, sickness and opioid dependency by smoking cannabis. Her mum Carol admits she was anti-cannabis until it helped her daughter, who […]

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Have your say – Health and Social Care Committee invites written submissions on medicinal cannabis

Parliament’s Health and Social Care Committee has asked for written submissions as the first part of a wider inquiry into the impact of drugs policy on public health, and is seeking evidence on the usage of medicinal cannabis. The Committee is inviting written submissions answering the following: What does the current evidence base tell us about […]

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MPs slam NHS as Jorja Emerson finally obtains private cannabis prescription

The all-party parliamentary group for medical cannabis has condemned the workings of the new cannabis medicine licensing regime after the family of Jorja Emerson finally got their hands on her prescription, having been forced to raise huge sums of money to secure it through a private hospital. Two-year-old Jorja suffers from a rare form of […]

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2018 prosecution figures reveal extent of ‘postcode lottery’ for cannabis possession

The latest statistics in prosecutions for cannabis possession have revealed the extent of the ‘postcode lottery’ cannabis users face with regards to the policing of prohibition. The Sunday Mirror obtained the figures from the Home Office, revealing the average prosecution rate nationwide in 2018 was 27.7%. In some areas one in 10 caught with the […]

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