‘Billy Can Live a Normal Life’: Families React to Medicinal Cannabis Move

Families of children with epilepsy welcome easing of rules but warn there is work to do.

Charlotte Caldwell, whose son Billy became the symbol of the campaign to make cannabis-based medicinal products available on prescription, has welcomed Sajid Javid’s climbdown on the issue because Billy will now be able to live “a normal life”.

But while families that have been campaigning for children living with epilepsy to get access to medicinal cannabis have welcomed the news, they warned that there is still work to be done.

Javid, the home secretary, declared on Thursday that cannabis will be downgraded to a schedule 2 drug, meaning that the government has recognised it has therapeutic benefits.

– Read the entire article at The Guardian.

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