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.
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.