A least a dozen children in the U.K. face the loss of the cannabis-based medicines used to treat their life-threatening medical conditions, leaving their parents scrambling to find a new doctor who will write prescriptions to keep their kids alive.
Three years ago, U.K. Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that cannabis-based medicines would be made available to some patients. After receiving advice from medical experts, Javid said that medicinal cannabis products would be rescheduled, and clinical specialists would be permitted to prescribe them for patients “with an exceptional clinical need.”
The news was welcome relief for Robin Emerson of Belfast, whose young daughter Jorja has a severe form
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