Alfie is 6 years old and suffers from a very rare form of epilepsy.
He suffers from clusters of 20-30 seizures per day every 7-10 days, all of which require hospitalisation and treatment with drugs which his UK doctor has said will cause him mental and physical illness because he had to be given so much before medical cannabis .
Only medical cannabis gives him significant relief from his symptoms, but access to medical cannabis remains illegal in the UK. In desperation his family have spent months in Holland where treatment with medical cannabis is legal.
The results have been dramatic.
With such treatment, his seizures come once every 27 days on average and they are less severe.
But Alfie and his family can no longer afford to live in Holland and have had to return home without one of his cannabis medications as it is illegal in the UK. Alfie and his family are campaigning to get the Home Secretary Amber Rudd to issue a licence allowing Alfie access to medical cannabis here in the UK.
We’re fully behind them.
Alfie’s case is yet more evidence that medical cannabis works.
So we’re asking people to do two things right now to help.
First, click this link to urge your MP to lobby the Home Secretary to grant Alfie his licence immediately and, second, sign the petition on this site to get a change in the UK law to legalise access to medical cannabis under prescription.
Opinion Poll shows 68% support Medical Cannabis.
EndOurPain was pleased to publish results of an opinion poll of UK adults conducted on our behalf by Populus on 13th September 2016. The poll found that 68% are supportive of the stated aims of our campaign, with only 12% opposed. The poll coincided with the publication of the most detailed Parliamentary report ever on the subject along with the most comprehensive review of global evidence into the use of cannabis as a medicine ever undertaken.
The report, supported by over 100 MPs and Peers, emphatically urged the government to move on this issue.
The poll shows that the British public understand that these people are patients, not criminals. We urge the government to respond positively to the results of this poll and to the Parliamentary report.
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