Monday 18 June 2018 / 11:41 AM Diane Abbott / Health

Labour will allow the legal prescription of cannabis oil for medical purposes – Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, announcing Labour’s support for allowing the legal prescription of cannabis oil for medical purposes, said:

“A number of recent heart breaking cases have highlighted a failure of Government policy. Children have been put at risk and experienced extraordinary suffering because this Government drags its heels and refuses to grant cannabis oil licences.

“This must not continue. Labour in government will allow the legal prescription of cannabis oil for medical purposes. We will also review drugs policy to address all issues of public health. The Government should stop being so heavy-handed and bureaucratic and put the welfare of children first.”