Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has thrown her support behind a campaign calling for a six-year-old boy with epilepsy to be granted a special licence to use medical cannabis.
Alfie Dingley from Warwickshire suffers from a rare condition and needs cannabis oil to help reduce his seizures.
His parents, Drew Dingley and Hannah Deacon, want the government to let him use the medication, a banned substance in the UK.
They met Prime Minister Theresa May and other ministers last week and handed a 380,000-strong petition to Downing Street.
Ms Moran praised the family’s ‘bravery and courage’, saying it was a ‘real honour’ to meet them.
She added: “I believe that the majority of MPs and the public want to see the medicinal cannabis granted for Alfie to use in the UK.
“It is disgraceful that the family are having to fight this in the first place.
“The government’s refusal to consider allowing the prescription of cannabis products for medicinal purposes is criminalising people who simply need to alleviate chronic pain.”
As well as meeting Alfie’s family, Ms Moran is a co-sponsor of the Legalisation of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) Bill, due to be debated on July 6.
At a pro-cannabis demonstration last year, Ms Moran admitted to smoking the drug at university.
Layla Moran MP gave her support to Alfie’s mother Hannah Deacon after signing a letter to the PM