In 2018, Hannah Deacon helped to make history by fighting to legalise medical cannabis for her son, Alfie Dingley. Alfie suffered from a rare form of epilepsy which meant that – prior to treatment with Bedrolite CBD oil – he was having around 500 seizures a month and visiting the hospital every week. 

After working with the campaign group ‘End our Pain’, appearing on national TV and even meeting with the former prime minister Theresa May, Deacon joined forces with Professor Mike Barnes – a cannabis expert and campaigner – who applied for a licence to prescribe the drug on Alfie’s behalf.