Billy Caldwell: Mother raises concerns that cannabis oil will only last 20 days

“Secondly, there are many more families in similar positions: those affected need to be treated with greater attention to their medical needs. There is currently no proper medical assessment.

“Third, medical cannabis must be made accessible throughout the UK under the supervision of the Department of Health.

It is thought by doctors to alleviate symptoms of a number of conditions including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and chronic pain

While other marijuana products such as Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, are available from high street health retailers, products with a non-negligible THC content are prohibited under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. 

Marijuana has been illegal in the United Kingdom since 1971. 

The Home Office was contacted for comment.

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