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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NICE publishes draft scope for new guideline on cannabis medicine

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a draft scope for its upcoming guidelines on cannabis-based products for medicinal use. Out for consultation between 13 November 2018 and 4 December 2018, the draft scope is aimed primarily at healthcare professionals prescribing cannabis-based medicinal products, along with those taking care of people […]

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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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UKCSC chairman Greg de Hoedt demands the right to grow on BBC 5 Live

UKCSC chairman Greg de Hoedt spoke to BBC Radio 5 Drive Time on Wednesday and demanded the government grant cannabis users the right to grow. Co-host Tony Livesey told listeners that Britain is witnessing a “boom” in cannabis social clubs with two opening every month. He asked Greg how the clubs could justify their illegal […]

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Jersey leaves UK mainland trailing as GPs are permitted to prescribe medical cannabis from February 2019

Jersey is often portrayed as a culturally backwards throwback to the 1950s but it has left mainland UK behind when it comes to legalising cannabis medicine after politicians there voted that GPs should be allowed to prescribe it. Islanders have been able to receive a free prescription for a cannabis-based painkiller since January but only […]

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