Calls grow for cannabis law reform

MPs have called for urgent reform of the UK’s cannabis laws after a boy had his first epileptic seizure in 300 days because the government had ordered his doctor to stop prescribing him cannabis oil. Medicine for Charlotte Caldwell’s son Billy, 12, was confiscated by customs agents at Heathrow on Monday. Crispin Blunt, co-chair of the all-parliamentary group on drug policy reform, said: “A simple statutory instrument in Parliament will allow families out of the current absurd position of having to either expatriate themselves, or obtain cannabis illegally and face a prison sentence for caring for their own.”

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Posted 13/06/2018