Sir Mike Penning calls for Parliamentary debate on the prescribed medical use of cannabis

16th January 2020

Sir Mike Penning calls for a Parliamentary debate on the prescribed medical use of cannabis as despite the law change patients still can't get it on the NHS.

Sir Mike Penning MP speaking in the House of Commons, Jan 2020

 

Can I ask the Leader of the House whether we can have a debate that we had in the last Parliament that got cross-party consensus: about the prescribed medical use of cannabis? This Government—the previous Government as well—changed the law so that medical use of cannabis could be prescribed by consultants. However, we have a situation today that if someone can pay for it, they get it; if they rely on the NHS, they do not.

I know that this issue concerns many right hon. and hon. Members, and I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for raising it with me. There will be an opportunity to raise it in Health questions on Tuesday 28th, although alternatively I may suggest that he asks for an Adjournment debate.

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