Author Topic: Macclesfield - Mum faces breaking law to get Cannabis medicine for her son  (Read 114 times)

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-49742305


The mother of two sons with severe epilepsy faces paying thousands or breaking the law to import cannabis-based medicine, despite having it prescribed by a British doctor.
Angela Norton's sons, aged 19 and 12, can suffer hundreds of seizures daily.

"Our children's lives are at risk and that's what we are being forced to do," said Ms Norton, 47, from Macclesfield.



A government spokesman said there was "a clear consensus on the need for more clinical evidence" about the medicines.
More than 1,700 prescriptions for medicinal cannabis products were issued by the NHS in the year following a [size=1rem]201change in the law allowing the drugs
These have primarily been used to treat those with multiple sclerosis or undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
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The longer the delay means her sons' lives are at risk every day, a terrible situation for the whole family  :( >:(
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