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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Two-year-old Jorja Emerson is first UK child to get cannabis prescription – for £1,000 a month

Two-year-old Jorja Emerson, who suffers with more than 30 epileptic seizures a day, has become the first child in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis since the 1 November law change. However, like Carly Barton, the first adult to get a prescription, the Emerson family has had to turn to a private doctor, a […]

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‘Law change is meaningless’ says mother of epileptic child denied cannabis medicine

Families of children with epilepsy say they have been denied prescriptions for medicinal cannabis despite the law change on 1 November that ostensibly made it prescribable by specialist doctors. As we have reported, the guidelines specialist doctors have been issue throw up a significant number of hoops and barriers to prescription. Yet it was reported […]

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Case of Eddie Braun Unpromising For Prescriptions by Specialist Doctors

The government has announced that specialist doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines but it remains to be seen if the new system will be any better than the ‘expert panel’. The evidence suggests not – while it was the expert panel that rejected the application this month of Eddie Braun, a three-year old […]

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