- Elaine levy, has a 25 year old daughter who suffers from Lennox gastaut Syndrome, uses medical cannabis to keep her daughter off the wheelchair
- She claims that it improved her health and made her smarter
- She takes private prescriptions for her daughters, for which thousands of pounds need to be spent
- Despite the sale of medical cannabis oil being legalised in UK last december, she still has to take private prescriptions, for which she had to sell her house to afford them.
A UK resident and mother of a 25 year old daughter suffering from Lenox Gastaut Syndrome had to sell her home to procure medications. Lenox Gastaut syndrome keeps the sufferer in a wheelchair because of constant epileptic attacks.
She had started giving her daughter purified cannabis oil, which she claims has improved the quality of her daughter’s life to a great extent. She said that the oil helped keep her off the wheelchair and also imroved her IQ.
She had spent over 3000 pounds before she had no other option but to sell her house. She had only one month’s medication for her daughter before she was forced to take this step.
Even though the sale and prescription of medical cannabis has been legalised last December in the UK for drug resistant epilepsy, there have been no prescriptions for the same being made till date. the lack of sales and no doctor available to prescribe them directly, over 1000 private prescriptions have been made by parents all over UK to help their children suffering from severe forms of epilepsy.
A number of protests against the high prices of this medication have been held. The parents have to pay over 4000 pounds per month to get the right medication. Some suffering families held a vigil outside the Department of Health and Social care headquarters and signed a petition to improve the prices for the medication.