Protect our Patients
4 Sept 2023
Please send the template letter to your MP today to encourage them to sign EDM 1410
An ‘early day motion’ (EDM) has been tabled in Parliament by Crispin Blunt MP, which calls for GPs to have the same medical cannabis prescribing rights as specialists. Please send the template letter to your MP today to encourage them to sign EDM 1410.
The EDM states: That this House notes that the Government allowed specialist medical practitioners to be able to prescribe cannabis medicines in 2018, but excluded general medical practitioners, despite their core role in supporting patients in their communities; further notes that, annually, around 20,000 patients obtain private prescriptions for medical cannabis, but just 1,000 have NHS prescriptions and that there are many more who access the illicit market to obtain cannabis for medical reasons; and calls on the Government to take the necessary steps to allow general medical practitioners to have the same medical cannabis prescribing rights as specialist medical practitioners.
The CIC’s Protect our Patients campaign is calling for GPs to be able to prescribe medical cannabis to their patients.