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Home Office allows cannabis for boy, 6

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

The Home Office has granted permission for a six-year-old boy with epilepsy to take a cannabis-based medication to help treat his condition. Alfie Dingley has multiple seizures a day which were reduced by the drug which was prescribed to him in the Netherlands. Last night the Home Office, which does not recognise the benefits of cannabis as a medicinal treatment, gave in to his family's pleas and has agreed to a three-month trial. His mother, Hannah Deacon, told ITV News: "We know this is a sinc...