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


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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