We were delighted to be asked by our friends at Tendo Consulting to help with work on the End Our Pain campaign by moving their existing campaign website onto WordPress, generally update and put in place “Email Your MP” functionality we’ve developed to help people lobby their MP directly.
You may have seen a lot of coverage (in the Mail on Sunday, across the BBC and elsewhere) about Alfie Dingley and his need medical need for cannabis to control his epilepsy. That coverage – and Social Media support from a huge range of others including Patrick Stewart – saw THOUSANDS email their MP and thousands more sign the End Our Pain petition.
Following that lobbying, on Tuesday 19th June 6 Year Old Alfie Dingley became the first person to benefit from a long term special licence to access medical cannabis in the UK and the Home Secretary announced that the Government will review more general access to medical cannabis.
The campaign however continues on behalf of other patients fighting to get a licence to use medical cannabis (such as Sophia Gibson) and the ensure that the newly formed medical cannabis expert panel is for for purpose and delivers on ensuring that all patients can receive the medication that they need.