Alfie Dingley’s cannabis medicine prescription secured after Mike Barnes intervention

Alfie Dingley will continue to get access to cannabis medicine – after having his licence revoked – thanks to an intervention by Professor Mike Barnes. The family’s long fight contributed to the legalisation of the use of cannabis medicine to treat epilepsy in the UK, which came into effect on 1 November. However, that law […]

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Alfie Dingley’s cannabis medicine licence revoked, priority given to GW’s Epidiolex which won’t be licenced until May

Hannah Deacon has revealed that her son Alfie Dingley’s licence for cannabis medicine has been revoked following the 1 November law change that permits it to be prescribed by specialist doctors. Alfie was given a special licence in July after media attention around epileptic children who were having to break the law to medicate forced […]

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This Week In Weed – 28 October 2018

Alfie Dingley seizure-free Hannah Deacon has said Alfie Dingley, 7, is “doing amazingly well” and has not had a single seizure since July after he started taking cannabis-derived medicine that the Home Office permitted on a special licence in June to treat his epilepsy. “He’s going to school every day, he’s riding a horse, he’s […]

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Imperial Tobacco Linked to End Our Pain Funders In Cannabis Industry Move

A private equity firm linked to Imperial Tobacco is helping to fund End Our Pain, the pressure group representing Alfie Dingley and others in their fight for medicinal cannabis, in a sign that ‘big tobacco’ – whose core product is in decline – is making serious moves into the cannabis industry. The FTSE 100 tobacco […]

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Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: make medicinal cannabis available on prescription

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has told the government that doctors in the UK should have the option to prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products to patients with certain medical conditions. It comes after high profile cases involving children with severe epilepsy being denied access to cannabis oil, such as Sophia Gibson and Jace Newton-Sealey. […]

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