Alfie Dingley's family is among those taking their campaign for better access to medicinal cannabis to the prime minister today
Hannah Deacon's son Alfie was the first in the country to be prescribed cannabis on the NHS, to treat severe epilepsy.
She is today delivering a letter to number 10 after only three prescriptions have been issued on the health service in the three years since.Copyright: Hannah Deacon
Mrs Deacon, from Kenilworth in Warwickshire, wants government-funded research to look at real-life evidence of the medicine's effectiveness.
She said the medicine should be available to everyone who needs it after it had a huge impact on her son.
"He was suffering so much, spent a huge amount of time in hospital," she said.
"Now he is able to access schooling, he is able to make friends, he is able to learn, and I want to see that made being made available to all families like ours."
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