Campaigner Hannah Deacon launches own medical cannabis dispensary
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The mum whose campaign helped legalise medical cannabis, has opened own dispensary – with the pharmacist who fulfilled the UK’s first NHS prescription for her son. Hannah Deacon, whose son Alfie Dingley was the first patient to receive an NHS prescription for medical cannabis, has announced the launch of her own dispensary. Botanical Health Dispensary, a new medical cannabis dispensary based in Deacon’s home town of Kenilworth, has been developed in partnership with the pharmacist who fulfilled Alfie’s prescription back in 2018. Deacon’s campaign on behalf of Alfie, then six, helped change the law to legalise medical cannabis in the UK. Alfie, who has a genetic condition which causes severe epilepsy, recently celebrated two years seizure free thanks to medical cannabis oil. Deacon moved to Holland to access cannabis for Alfie, before coming back to the UK and launching her campaign. In June 2018, Alfie made history when the Home Office granted his doctor, Professor Mike Barnes, the first licence to prescribe medical cannabis. Pharmacist Caroline Harvey and Hannah became friends as they battled the red tape to get the treatment into the country. Once Hannah had imported the oil Alfie needed, in July 2018 Caroline made history by dispensing the UK’s first legal NHS prescription for this type of cannabis for Alfie. In doing so, the pair set up the route for all future patients in the UK. Botanical Health Dispensary, alongside allied pharmacy Leyes Lane Pharmacy, aims to give medical cannabis patients in the UK greater choice and the opportunity to fulfil their prescriptions through an empathic, patients-first service, provided by an expert team who understands what it’s like to be a patient or have a patient in the family. Deacon, who is co-founder of patient advocacy charity MedCan Support, as well as director of Maple Tree Consultants…
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