May dodges NHS cannabis medicine prescriptions scandal at PMQs

Theresa May refused to take any responsibility for the scandal around cannabis medicine prescriptions at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. Tonia Antoniazzi, Labour MP for Gower, said the rescheduling of cannabis in November “hasn’t changed anything, not a single new NHS prescription has been issued, causing the parents of children with epilepsy in particular unbearable […]

Continue Reading

Paul Flynn, MP who campaigned for medical cannabis, dies aged 84

Paul Flynn, who once challenged MPs to smoke cannabis in parliament as an act of civil disobedience, died on Monday aged 84. The Welshman’s 32-year career in the House of Commons included the sensational speech just last year when he called the government’s drug policy an act of “barbaric stupidity” and told MPs they had […]

Continue Reading

NHS pain specialists put up notices telling patients not to bother asking for medical cannabis

NHS pain specialists are putting up notices in their clinics telling patients not to bother asking for medical cannabis. The move has been made presumably in an attempt to spare specialists the embarrassment of having to explain their actions to their patients face-to-face. One such notice photographed and passed on to the UKCSC reads: “Following […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading