What Would You Do? Steph and Dom Look To Cannabis For Son’s Epilepsy

The story of medical cannabis is usually framed around a patient’s personal situation to try and allow people to see what it must be like to suffer from an illness where the medication is illegal to access. However, in Channel 4’s ‘Steph and Dom: Could cannabis save our son?’, the story is framed around the […]

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This Week In Weed – 16 December

Teagan Appleby home after Epidiolex hospital treatment Teagan Appleby of Aylesham, Kent has been successfully treated for her epilepsy with Epidiolex in hospital, thanks to an intervention by Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke. The MP appealed to the chief executive of the Trust which runs Evelina Childen’s Hospital, after which Kent-based GW Pharmaceuticals was […]

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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Hannah Deacon has revealed that her son Alfie Dingley’s licence for cannabis medicine has been revoked following the 1 November law change that permits it to be prescribed by specialist doctors.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 – 4 November 2018

Supply shortage in Canada deepens Demand continues to outstrip supply two weeks after Canada became the first G20 country to legalise cannabis. Rosalie Wyonch, a policy analyst at the CD Howe Institute, said the problem has developed “faster than I would have expected”. When Colorado legalised recreational cannabis, it took some three years for supply […]

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‘There are no specialist doctors. They haven’t been trained.’

A mother from Bradford whose son could benefit from legal cannabis medicine does not believe the move to permit its prescription will become effective until specialist doctors have been given proper training. Emma Smith’s five-year-old son Oscar has myoclonic astatic epilepsy, also known as Doose syndrome. The family have tried many medications, and are desperate […]

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