This Week In Weed – 15 April

Hancock returns confiscated medicine to Teagan Appleby Health Secretary Matt Hancock has agreed to return cannabis medicine to Teagan Appleby, prescribed by a paediatric neurologist in the Netherlands, after it was confiscated by Border Force at an airport. Emma Appleby – whose nine-year-old daughter suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which can cause up to 300 seizures […]

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Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies complains cannabis medicine has ‘opened Pandora’s box’

Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, yesterday made the outrageous claim that “we know [THC] has an impact on the brain and causes depression, schizophrenia [and] brain development problems in young and adolescents” as she complained to the Health and Social Care Select Committee that the legalisation of cannabis medicine had “opened a Pandora’s […]

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Baroness Blackwood claims patients are not being denied cannabis medicine

On the 4th of March in the House of Lords Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford made the bold claim that “patients are not being denied access” to cannabis medicine. Patients and the families of disabled children who know this was a lie are outraged. The Baroness also made the huge mistake of saying that the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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