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 […]

Continue Reading

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Hannah Deacon has revealed that her son Alfie Dingley’s licence for cannabis medicine has been revoked following the 1 November law change that permits it to be prescribed by specialist doctors.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

Continue Reading

‘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 […]

Continue Reading

Guidelines on prescribing cannabis products throw up range of barriers and hoops

With “cannabis-based” medicine becoming legal for specialist doctors to prescribe from 1 November, the Department for Health and Social Care has issued guidelines for specialists to follow. These products can now be prescribed “medicinally where there is an unmet clinical need” by specialists, ie clinicians listed on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council. […]

Continue Reading