Medical cannabis can help those who suffer from repeated seizures like children Murray Gray and Alfie Dingley, but progress in enabling its widespread use has been depressingly slow, writes Christine Jardine.
It was one of the few rays of hope last winter in an otherwise bleak political landscape.
The Home Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed that medicinal cannabis would be available on the NHS in the United Kingdom.
At the time, it seemed like the best possible Christmas present for those parents – among them my constituent Karen Gray – who had campaigned for the medication for their children.
Relentless pressure in the Commons and in the media had persuaded the Government that knowing a medication could potentially end the suffering