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Prescribed Medicinal Cannabis

EDM (Early Day Motion) 41: tabled on 09 January 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the benefits of prescribed medical cannabis for people suffering with chronic pain, epilepsy and a variety of other conditions; welcomes the legalisation around the use of prescribed medical cannabis on 1 November 2018; but regrets the difficulties patients and their families continue to face accessing prescribed medical cannabis that their consultants have prescribed through the NHS; further regrets the restrictive NHS guidelines that prevents most patients from accessing it and deters specialist consultants from prescribing it; condemns the two-tier system that this has created where only those who can afford to pay for the prescription have easy and ready access to prescribed medical cannabis; and calls on the Government to use every means necessary to ensure that NHS patients have easy access to prescribed medical cannabis should their specialist consultant prescribe it for them

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.

Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2020
Strangford
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 January 2020
East Lothian
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 January 2020
Belfast East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 January 2020
Glasgow South West
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 January 2020
West Dunbartonshire
Perkins, Mr Toby
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2020
Chesterfield
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2020
North Tyneside
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2020
Edinburgh West
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 January 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2020
Glasgow Central
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2020
Blackley and Broughton
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2020
Dundee West
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2020
Glasgow North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 January 2020
Arfon
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.