We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

Medicinal cannabis products to be legalised

July 26, 2018 5:01 PM

Commenting on reports that the Government will allow patients cannabis based medicines in exceptional circumstances, Former Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb said:

"This is very welcome and long overdue change, which will be a relief for many patients and their families. It is disgraceful that people have been left to suffer for so long, because the Conservative Government have refused to accept evidence of the benefits of cannabis based medicines.

Following todays announcement there must be no further delay in getting these medicines to the people who need them.

However it is disappointing that the Government have refused to commit to a wider review of the outdated and harmful laws around the recreational use of cannabis as well. The Liberal Democrats will continue to campaign for a regulated cannabis market in UK, which would mean a robust approach to licensing, rather than leaving the market in the hands of criminals."