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The dramatic move by Charlotte Caldwell to openly defy drug laws is the most brazen challenge yet to Ministers over the ban on medical use of marijuana.
It presents new Home Secretary Sajid Javid with a dilemma over whether to strip her of a medicine credited with saving her son Billy’s life.
‘I will ask them if they will let me keep this safe, regulated medicine that has kept my little boy alive – or are they going to take it off me, condemning my son to possible death?’ said Ms Caldwell.
‘If they confiscate Billy’s medicine and arrest me, they are signing his death warrant.’
Billy, a lively 12-year-old boy with autism and intractable epilepsy, became the first patient in Britain to be prescribed cannabis-based medication on the NHS after enduring up to 100 seizures a day and routinely ending up in hospital.
He was originally given the treatment by a doctor in the US, where it is legal in the majority of states. Ms Caldwell said it rapidly stopped Billy’s seizures and drastically improved his quality of life.
But the single mother from Castlederg, County Tyrone, was left distraught last month when the Home Office told her family doctor to stop doling out the drug or face disbarment. ‘I had to read the email six times in disbelief,’ she said.
So on Thursday – one day before her son’s supply ran out – she flew to Toronto to get a new prescription, accompanied by this newspaper. …
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