Alfie Dingley with his mother Hannah Deacon (Photo: PA)

MPs have expressed frustration over the NHS failure to issue prescriptions to patients in need of medicinal cannabis, despite the law being changed six months ago.

In a lengthy backbench debate last night, Conservative MP Sir Mike Penning called for urgent action in the case of severely epileptic children, for whom medicinal cannabis has helped to reduce their seizures.

“Across the House there was great support from MPs who were struggling to understand why when the law has been changed it has become so difficult to get urgent access to medical cannabis on prescription,” Hannah Deacon said, she is a campaigner a mother of Alfie Dingley who has a severe form of epilepsy.

Read more: https://inews.co.uk/news/health/mps-call-for-action-over-medicinal-cannabis-on-nhs/

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