Tyrone mother calls for medicinal cannabis access for seriously ill patients

A Tyrone mother is leading calls for a change to British law to allow seriously ill patients access to medicinal cannabis.

The call comes after Charlotte Caldwell successfully campaigned to get special permission from the UK's Home Secretary so her 12-year-old son, Billy, could get the drug.

Charlotte Caldwell and her son Billy. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

It helps control his violent and potentially life-threatening seizures.

She is demanding other children get access to it too.

"It's very simple," she said.

I'm not going to let any other child in our country endure this brutal condition any longer. They have got to be given a chance.

Digital Desk

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