United Patients Alliance PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT
SUNDAY TIMES BREAKING STORY
Cannabis ban is death sentence for my epileptic son
Jon Liebling, Political Director states:
"Under what circumstances is it justifiable to prevent access to a proven safe and effective, quality medicine for a sick child which is already tried and tested and legally available in over 40 Countries around the world?
It's already inexcusable that the Home Office is taking so much time over the licence for poor Alfie Dingley's medicine, but then to actively block the access for another sick child, Billy Caldwell shows a total lack of compassion.
There are an estimated 1.1m regular consumers of cannabis as medicine in the UK today and every one of them deserves the right to access a safe and effective medicine that improves their health and their lives.
Granting access to both Alfie and Billy along with many many more patients in the UK to GMP Certified, pharmaceutical quality, medicinal cannabis products already available around the world only takes the will of the Home Office. No law change is required. There are no valid or reasonable excuses left for delay. For the sake of all those who find cannabis helps their chronic illnesses, we call on our new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to address this immediately"
United Patients Alliance Directors and patients can be made available for interviews in London on Monday afternoon/evening and on Tuesday at the Cannabis-Europa Conference at the Barbican Centre. You can call anytime!
Jon Liebling, Political Director, Anxiety and Depression Patient will be in central London on Monday from 12 noon and available all day.
+44 (0) 7921589237
Others Available with Notice:
Clark French, Founder and MS Patient
+44 (0) 7773690488
Alex Fraser, Crohn's Patient
Faye Jones, Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient
Abby Moore, Endometriosis Patient
Keiron Reeves, Epliepsy Patient
Introducing United Patients Alliance
The United Patients Alliance are a rapidly growing advocacy, support and campaigning community for medical cannabis patients who suffer from a range of conditions including; Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Crohn’s, Anxiety, Depression, AIDS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ME, PTSD, Epilepsy, Chronic and Neuropathic Pain all of whom have found that various types and strengths of cannabis consumed in a variety of ways has proven to be a more effective medicine than their legal and prescribed alternatives in improving their lives, reducing side effects and treating their symptoms. These patients are forced to either live in unnecessary discomfort and pain or risk dealing with criminals for their medicine and a criminal record for growing it or consuming it.
We launched in June 2014 with the support of Caroline Lucas MP and Professor David Nutt and have since gained the direct support of a number of other politicians, including former drugs minister, Norman Baker. We run Patient Perspective and Cannabis College events around the UK to give patients a forum for telling their stories and to help inform the public of the proven medical benefits whilst dispelling the myths and half-truths about its harms. We estimate that there are about 1m active and current medical cannabis consumers who would immediately benefit from a change. In terms of genuine information on medical cannabis and how best to consume it, we are the UK’s experts on cannabis as a medicine.