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Access to medical cannabis

EDM (Early Day Motion) 56: tabled on 23 October 2019

Tabled in the 2019-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the benefits of medical cannabis for people suffering with chronic pain, epilepsy and a variety of other conditions; welcomes the legalisation of medical cannabis on 1 November 2018; regrets the difficulties patients and their families continue to face accessing medical cannabis through the NHS; further regrets the restrictive NHS guidelines that prevent most patients from accessing it and deter doctors from prescribing it; condemns the two-tier system that this has created where only those who can afford private medical care have easy and ready access to medical cannabis; and calls on the Government to use every means necessary to ensure that NHS patients have easy access to medical cannabis should they need it.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.