First clinical trials into medicinal cannabis use for UK’s children could begin this year

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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.

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