Petition against “cruel” and “ridiculous” guidance on access to medicinal cannabis attracts 400 000 signatures

The parents of severely epileptic children have launched a campaign to try to get the strict new guidelines for the provision of medicinal cannabis revised after some found that doctors were reluctant to prescribe the recently legalised medication.

In a letter to the Times, the families of 12 children said that they still faced the “cruel and ridiculous” prospect of being forced to go abroad for treatment, even though cannabis based medication has been made legal in the UK after an earlier campaign.12

One of the signatories, Hannah Deacon, the mother of 6 year old Alfie Dingley, has gathered around 400 000 signatures on a new petition urging a …

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 15 November 2018)

Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4833

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