Mother says she may have to sell house to pay for epileptic daughter’s cannabis medicine

A mother of a seven-year-old girl with epilepsy says she may have to sell the family’s home to pay for treatment abroad because they have not been able to get a prescription on the NHS. Sam Fairlie, from Leicester, wants her daughter Maya to try Bedrocan – which Carly Barton has been prescribed on an […]

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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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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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Carly Barton pays private specialist £2,500 to become first UK patient to be prescribed cannabis in ‘strategic move to test the system’

Carly Barton, Deputy Director at United Patients Alliance, is thought to have become the first UK patient to be prescribed cannabis – but she has had to pay a private specialist £2,500 for just three months’ worth. She described it as a “strategic” move to test and expose the system. She hopes that an NHS […]

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Why cannabis medicine should be available to people with autism

Dan Jose from the Cheese Board Social Cannabis Club has backed calls for cannabis medicine to be made available for people with autism. Autism charity Thinking Autism has said that cannabis medicine should be available for “autism-related conditions, such as anxiety, irritability and heightened stress response”. Despite the Government’s statement that “the new law will […]

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