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Medical Cannabis Under Prescription

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:59 pm on 20th May 2019.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead 4:59 pm, 20th May 2019

I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. That is what we are here for. Yes, we are frustrated and angry, but actually we are here to do something very important. The only reason the Home Office deregulated this drug and we are in this position today is that this House came together and, more importantly, because the families came together. Those families have young children—I am a father myself, like lots of colleagues in the House—and we all came together to say that the situation was fundamentally wrong. We asked why medical cannabis was illegal if we knew that it helped our children.