The Government is reconsidering UK policy on medicinal cannabis use. It comes following two high profile epilepsy cases where children were denied access to cannabis treatment.
Cannibis has been proven to help relieve pain and manage seizures for people with Epilepsy. People with other neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis have also benefitted from medicinal cannabis use.
It is the second time in recent weeks that the Home Secretary has intervened positively to take forward issues impacting the NHS. Last week, the Home Office confirmed that it would be relaxing the so called ‘immigration cap’ for health care workers.
Home Secretary Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP did however stress that the Government had no intention at all at reviewing the status for recreational cannabis use.
A video of the statement at the House of Commons can be viewed below.