Billy Caldwell Licensed for Cannabis Oil Use in Northern Ireland

Boy heads home as authorities grant emergency permission for epilepsy medication. The 12-year-old boy with epilepsy whose condition sparked a national conversation on the UK’s drugs policy is heading home to County Tyrone, where he will be legally treated with a cannabis-based medicine. After public outrage over the confiscation of Billy Caldwell’s medicine at Heathrow airport, the home secretary, Sajid Javid, granted a licence for cannabis oil to be administered to the boy at home.…

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Author: Mattha Busby, The Guardian