The Guardian: Boy with rare form of epilepsy denied cannabis oil treatment
The government has refused to issue a licence for a six-year-old boy with a rare form of epilepsy to be treated with cannabis oil, despite evidence that it has eased his symptoms and support from MPs.
Alfie Dingley, from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, can suffer up to 30 seizures a day. His mother said they had decreased dramatically in number and severity while he was in the Netherlands being treated with a prescribed, cannabis-based medication.
Members of the all-party parliamentary group for drug policy reform urged the Home Office to allow him to use it.
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