Clinical trials for UK medical cannabis could be a step closer thanks to family’s campaign


Clinical trials for the use of medical cannabis in the UK could be drawing closer thanks to the campaigning of the family of an epileptic boy.

Billy Caldwell, 13, used a Canadian cannabis-based medicine to manage his condition, but it was confiscated at Heathrow Airport last year.

Over the last year his mum Charlotte Caldwell has been campaigning to get medical cannabis made available on the NHS, Belfast Live reports.

And now a meeting with a childhood epilepsy expert at Great Ormond Street Hospital seems to have brought her goal a step closer.

Professor Helen Cross reportedly acknowledged that the cannabis was helping Billy.

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