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To: The Minister for Health, Jeremy Hunt
Medicinal use of Cannabis to Save a child's life
I want you to help save the life of Alfie Dingley who suffers from a unique life-threatening form of a genetic mutation which causes him to have seizures. There is a debate in the House of Lords on 7th September so please contact Lady Meacher, Lord Dubbs or Lady Walmsley and ask them 'Please ask Jeremy Hunt to allow medicinal use of Cannabis for Alfie Dingley'. Why? Because Cannabis can control the seizures. Please add your name to this petition and email your MP to ask Jeremy Hunt to allow Alfie to have treatment with cannabis.
Why is this important?
Alfie's seizures are controlled by an intravenous steroid, but these over-powerful drugs are shortening his life. Children in Holland with similar seizures are successfully treated with medicinal cannabis, and in Eire individual Consultants can be licenced to administer cannabis.
But in UK medicinal use of cannabis has been caught up in the arguments about the misuse of drugs. So medics can treat with morphine but can't treat with cannabis. Alfie is caught in the crossfire, and will have a short and difficult life unless a cannabis treatment is given as all other treatment have proved unsuccessful.