BBC Report: Cannabis medication for epileptic girl costs £1k a month

The parents of an epileptic two-year-old are paying £1k a month for medical cannabis they cannot get on the NHS.

Emily Howis and Spencer Carret said the treatment has reduced their daughter Clover’s seizures from 80 a week to just one.

The family, from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, are importing cannabis oil from The Netherlands.

The government said cannabis-based medicine use was being limited due to “ongoing concerns”.

Clover was born with part of her brain missing – known as aicardi syndrome. The genetic condition meant the first three months of her life were blighted by regular epileptic fits.

Mr Carret said she was having “70 to 100” fits a week.


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