Medical marijuana prescribed to 11-year-old boy on the NHS in first case of its kind

Medicinal marijuana has been prescribed on the NHS to an 11-year-old boy in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. 

Billy Caldwell had been travelling to the USA to get the medication for help to treat his epilepsy which at its worst saw him suffer up to 100 life-threatening fits a day. 

But when his supply of cannabis oil was about to run out and he was unable to make the return trip to Los Angeles, his mother Charlotte took him to see his local GP in desperation.

Because CBD oil is legal in the UK, a doctor can  give a 'special' prescription for it to be manufactured or imported to the order 

Click here to read the full article by Stephen Walter at The Telegraph