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Medical Cannabis Under Prescription

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:27 pm on 20th May 2019.

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Photo of Tonia Antoniazzi Tonia Antoniazzi Labour, Gower 6:27 pm, 20th May 2019

I completely agree. The families of children with intractable epilepsy are in exactly the same position, as are so many other people throughout the United Kingdom. My friend Chris is a very good example of how wrong it is that people with MS or epilepsy have no access to whole plant medical cannabis. As we know, it will never be a cure for everyone, but, as Chris told me yesterday, it provides the chance of a better quality of life. That is what people want. It is what the parents of children with intractable epilepsy want. They are at the end of the road. They have tried everything from the ketogenic diet to unlicensed drugs, which make the children unreceptive and do not improve their quality of life.