The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been asked to carry out a review of cannabis-based products for medicinal use and is in the process of setting up a committee to discuss prescription guidelines.
As someone who has had a very keen interest in cannabis and cancer for two years since William’s tumor reduction (having given him Cannabidiol), I applied for a lay-member position on the NICE committee although, since the draft scope didn’t include cancer treatment as something cannabis-based products could be prescribe for, my application was declined.
This prompted us to apply to have Make William Well registered as a stakeholder in the committee and we’re delighted to be able to announce that, just before the deadline for submitting comments on the draft scope passed, we received confirmation that our application was successful.
The comments we submitted emphasized the importance of having cancer treatment considered by the committee… watch this space… if you have any comments you would like to be put forward to the Committee, please let us know here.
Well done. Yes “watch this space”