GW Pharmaceuticals, a company which counts UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s husband amongst its shareholders, has received FDA approval for Epidiolex, a new cannabis derived drug to treat childhood epilepsy.
The announcement comes just days after the Home Office relaxed the UK’s strictly controlled ban on the medication for two children suffering from related conditions.
Philip May’s company, Capital Group, owns a significant share in GW, which is one of the biggest cultivators of cannabis in the world.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid issued a licence for a batch of cannabis oil, which is illegal in the UK, to treat Billy Caldwell, who suffers from violent epileptic seizures. Shortly after the move, Alfie Dingley was also granted a license for the oil, to treat his epilepsy. Alfie had previously been denied the medication.
The Home Office licenses were issued in the middle of June, with FDA approval of GW’s new medicine being announced on the 25th June, in a GW press release aimed at London and California. The approval for Epidiolex would have been given before the 25th.
FDA approval means that the drug can be purchased within the 30 current states in the US which allow medical marijuana once the chemical compound within the medication gets its classification status. California was the first state to allow the consumption of cannabis for medicinal purposes, which it did in 1996. It also has the largest maximum limit for possession in the US.
GW’s move to include London in the press release is not an accident. Epidiolex is under review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and a decision on whether to recommend approval is likely to be made at the start of 2019. The UK government is also preparing a consultation on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
The timeline for the cannabis medication’s production and approval raises serious questions about whether the government has been involved in insider dealing, which is illegal in the UK:
2016 – Theresa May wins the general election
May’s husband’s company owns a significant share in the world’s largest producer of cannabis, GW Pharmaceuticals
2017 – Victoria Atkins Becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary – despite almost no government experience
Atkins’ husband owns British Sugar – The company that produces the main ingredient GW uses for its cannabis medication
2018 – Atkins Is Promoted To Home Office Minister
June 2018 – The Home Office seize cannabis medication from a child at the airport, and then return it after the press are alerted to the story
16 June 2018 – The Home Office starts to make exceptions for children who need cannabis oil to treat epilepsy
25 June 2018 – GW Pharmaceuticals announces the FDA has approved cannabis medication it has made, to treat childhood epilepsy
The cannabis medication is now being reviewed by a European body, whilst the government considers making cannabis medication legal in the UK.
Early 2019 – GW Pharmaceuticals finds out if their cannabis medication has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Researching Reform wrote about GW Pharmaceuticals last month, when it was revealed that several husbands of senior government officials, including Theresa May and Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins, had substantial interests in GW, whose chairman is a conservative party donor. Disgraced Family Court psychiatrist George Hibbert is also an investor in the pharmaceutical company.
Very many thanks to Janie Doe for sharing the press release with us.
Dr. Manhattan. said:
The Vultures are moving in.
I believe our favourite democrat G. Soros is involved in growing this is Uruguay with links to Monsanto, so may be a back door to getting Europeans to consume GMO products with it’s known and covert harmful effects.
Where there’s a buck to be made, there is always a politician, but It helps, of course, if you’re married to the prime minister.
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ISLA CT CAMPBELL said:
THEY ARE ALL NARCISSIST’S!! THE PEOPLE OF THE UK ARE SUFFERING & DYING FROM PHARMACEUTICAL POISONS!! THEY STARTED AWAY BACK IN THE 70’S & WITH THEIR POISONS…..HAVE CAUSED ALL THESE MODERN DAY ILLNESSES & CHRONIC CONDITIONS!! NO MORE PHARMACEUTICAL POISONING OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM!!😠😠 WE ARE REFUSING YOUR POISONS!! IT’S OVER,NO MORE CONTROLLING OF WHAT WE PUT IN OUR BODIES!! YOU DO NOT OWN THE PEOPLE!! NOW IS THE TIME FOR DECRIMINALISATION & LEGALISATION! ! WE HAVE HUMAN RIGHTS TO GOD’S HEALING HERB!!✌💚✌💚✌💚✌💚✌💚✌💚✌💚✌❤💛💜💙💚❤💛💜💙💚❤💛💜💙💚❤💛💜💙💚❤💛💜💙💚❤💛💜💙💚❤💛💜💙
Denise Conway said:
This treatment should be allowed for epilepsy.As long as it is strictly percribed by a doctor.
Pure cannabis oil. I was reading last year help’s with. Asbestos mesothelioma. As long as it is strictly pure cannabis oil from plant.
Mandow medow said:
Teresa may you said we can’t smoke or take the oil as it doesn’t have any med value so why the fuck can you grow it and deal in it and then export it, nothing but a two bit drug dealer, you don’t deserve to grow this amazing plant or your two bit drug peddling husband, and you two run our country wtf
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Peter Hornby said:
This is fake news.
The first line “GW Pharmaceuticals, a company whose largest investor is UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s husband, Philip May” is fabricated.
GW Pharmaceuticals currently has a market capitalisation of £4.493,000,000, which doesn’t look to me to match Mr Mays payscale, generous though it may be.
I’m afraid Mr May has no influence in this. He is employed in PR and client liaison at the London office of a group subsidiary. Mr May is an employee – he is not a director or significant shareholder.
If anyone is really interested, you can check it out here :
Capital Research Global Investors (who made the investment) operate as a subsidiary of Capital Research and Management Company, based in LA.
Click to access capitalgroup_adv.pdf
“Global company invests in new medecine on behalf of its corporate investor clients.” would be factual but not high on the clickbate scale ?
Hi Peter, thanks for your comment. Nothing in this article has been made up, nor does this site ever seek to sensationalise. Please click on the links contained inside the piece, which offer sources of evidence.
We are a transparent platform, so could you declare your interest in this subject/ GW/ the May’s?
Peter Hornby said:
Just an observer that followed a link from a FB group because it was obviously fake.
Rupert Simmington said:
Well said Peter, facts never got in the way of headlines !
peter hornby said:
Interestingly the google No1 result for the most common headline on this is Russia Today, funded by the Kremlin.
All past news – now they are concentrating on BJ and JRM !
U J said:
Not against the use of this oil if it helps. But smacks of corruption. Don’t we, in the UK produce most of this oil to export? Currently ok to produce it here but not to use it. Double standards?
Whilst certain politician line their pockets in the background, they have, on the other hand, allowed price hiking to push a vital medication (liothyronine aka T3) off market. Despite a revision to the ‘cost bill’ (Aug 2017) that has not been acted upon.
Many are left to self source or suffer debilitating ill health. T3 is needed by every cell in the body for health. Low T3 known to cause heart problems, diabetes, mental health issues, strokes, fertility and pregnancy problems, to name but a few. Will they be offering us their oil in days to come, as a ‘relief’ from all the symptoms their actions will leave us with, I wonder?
I have fibromyalgia and have tried everything on the market since 2013 CBD 1000mg melts Canabidol works but it’s £28.98 for a weeks supply I am
Unemployed because of my condition I worked for HMRC till I fell and got paid off / put on the dole and now I am stuck here till the NHS get this stuff legal. COME ON UK !! Some of us poor beggars NEED THIS STUFF SO BAD!!! I have jury duty for the third time this week & I am going to have to drag myself there? Can’t sit for to long, can’t stand for to long & will be up the wall in Chronic pain ALLLLLLL WEEK? maybe two weeks. I am doing my duty, my bit who the hell is helping me?
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Peter fairest said:
Absolutely disgraceful. Since when has the FDA been linked to the UK’s Pharmaceutical industry! It is set this way so that they can profit in the united states ad well as the united kingdom as it is a money making industry. GCMAF was banned by the FDA and the corrupted Pharmaceutical industrial cartels because it would have killed the chemotherapy industry which profits from the premeditated deaths of millions of people suffering from cancer worldwide. When GCMAF was proven to cure all cancers 100% of the time why would it be banned! The Pharmaceutical industry is a criminal cartel, and millions of people are starting to realize your lies. On a final note CBD oil is complete useless, only the pure oil will show any benefits.
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Karen shepherdson said:
If Theresa mays husband is allowed medical cannabis ,why can’t people that are ill be allowed this ,a grown man can get this ,but children and others are not allowed this /pathetic!!!
Rupert Simmington said:
In order to understand the complete story, one needs to start at the beginning, which in this case is 1998. We should not forget that this story starts with Tony Blair’s government and in particular, the role played by “Two Jag Prescott”, Deputy Prime Minister and the Secretary of State. I shall be issuing a Press Release very shortly which will certainly raise even more questions.
Wendy Goodwin said:
This is last year’s new!
This year’s news two weeks ago is better mead is about NICE allowing Epidyolex,Yes name change, well it is U.K. and Savitex are now allows for NHS prescription in U.K.!
Graham Guy was interviewed saying how unset he was that Brian Whittle died recently and would have been happy to see this day. He then went on to day that in 1989 the Government asked them to make a cannabis drug for MS. So the government have known since then that cannabis did have therapeutic value and have been lying to the public since 🤬 I personally think that GW/UK Government is a DRUG Cartel!
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what kind of country is this!!! the drug dealers are curing cancer and the brainwashed doctors :big pharmo and the government are killing people off
Paul Edwards said:
These politicians are taking the piss like they have since day 1, it’s a complete joke
keith brettwood said:
They do it because its all done in Secrecy behind closed doors just like the family courts and the SS. thats how they all get away with it. Secrecy. the British public are being well and truly lied to and the Tax payers are being robbed of Millions every year by educated scoundrels.