The UK’s first clinical trials to prescribe medicinal cannabis for children could be underway by the end of the year.
A leading authority on epilepsy has concluded that the plant-based medicine proved hugely beneficial to 13-year-old epilepsy patient Billy Caldwell.
The move comes almost a year after the Home Office confiscated Billy’s medication at Heathrow airport last June, a month after a GP was ordered to stop writing prescriptions for him.
In the last 12 months his mum Charlotte has been continuing her work to have the plant-based medicine made available on the NHS at the point of need.
This week saw a major breakthrough following a meeting with leading childhood epilepsy expert at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, Professor Helen Cross, BelfastLive reports.
Prof Cross says Billy’s two and a half years using the medical cannabis has proved hugely beneficial to his health.
Now talks are underway about setting up clinical