The Belfast Telegraph reported Friday…

Billy Caldwell, 13, from Castlederg, Co Tyrone, who has severe epilepsy, has been battling with the authorities to be prescribed the medication.

His mother Charlotte says medicinal cannabis helps to control his seizures.

Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced earlier this year.

But as it is a devolved matter, it will require legislative change before it is enforced in Northern Ireland.

Devolved government has been in suspension since January 2017.

Mrs Caldwell and Billy are lobbying to ensure the law is extended to Northern Ireland.

This support shows that the will is here for this to move forward and Billy’s Law to be implemented in Northern Ireland.

They met representatives from the DUP, Sinn Fein, UUP, SDLP, Alliance, Green Party and People Before Profit at Stormont on Friday to request their support.

The delegation included West Tyrone MP Orfhlaith Begley (Sinn Fein), who has been a long-term supporter of Mrs Caldwell and her son.

Speaking after the meeting, Mrs Caldwell detailed their next steps.

“A fantastic meeting, we were fully supported by all the parties,” she said.

“I feel very proud and blessed today, this support shows that the will is here for this to move forward and Billy’s Law to be implemented in Northern Ireland.

“The cross party delegation will write to the Home Secretary that when the law changes, it should be changed here in Northern Ireland as well.”

Mrs Caldwell and the group are also set to meet health chiefs to attempt to “change the way of thinking in the NHS in Northern Ireland” with regard to medicinal cannabis.