A mother caught trying to bring medical cannabis into the UK to treat her severely epileptic daughter has said families are still suffering despite legal changes.
A mother who tried to bring medical cannabis into the UK illegally in a bid to help her severely epileptic daughter has had it confiscated at the airport.
A medical cannabis company has “saved” the life of a severely epileptic girl by giving her free access to treatment not provided by the NHS, her father claims.
Medicinal cannabis campaigner Charlotte Caldwell has said families are still waiting for prescriptions four months after the home secretary gave the cure the green-light.
A drugs policy expert has said that legalising medical cannabis allows “sick people to get the best medicine for their ailments”, but that the government was not moving fast enough.
Crispin Blunt tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that the UK could look to follow in Canada's footsteps and fully legalise cannabis, as the product is made legal for medical purposes
Charlotte Caldwell, whose son Billy controls his epilepsy with medical cannabis, thanked Sajid Javid for allowing doctors to prescribe medical cannabis
Doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis products to patients from November 1, the home secretary Sajid Javid has announced.
A cannabis retailer told Mike Graham that the UK should look at the positive effects of the legalisation of cannabis in other countries, after the Home Office rescheduled the drug for medical use
It follows several high profile cases, including that of young epilepsy sufferers Alfie Dingley and Billy Caldwell, whose conditions appeared to be helped by cannabis oil.