Two years ago in the United Kingdom Charlotte Caldwell mother of Billy Caldwell who suffers from epilepsy, began a legal confrontation so that his son could be given the medical cannabis that he needed, since Billy suffered diverse convulsions and there was no medical treatment that could alleviate it.
However, according to the UK inews article the provisions were running out despite the efforts of the Refractory Epilepsy Clinical Advisory Service, which specifies that prescriptions should continue.
This is why Charlotte desperately asked MattHancock, Secretary of Health, to allow her son to continue with his cannabis medicine. “Next Monday, a week from today, the prescription for the medicine first prescribed to Billy almost two years ago will run out. Right now, you are the only two people in the country who can make sure he has access to it after next week. Billy’s future wellbeing is now in your hands. She added: “I look forward to your urgent response as politicians and as parents,” Charlotte wrote to Hancok, as she did to Northern Ireland’s health minister, Robin Swann.
In spite of the circumstances previously mentioned, according to what at first began with difficulties, it finished with a happy ending for the Caldwell family due to that in October of the year in course according to inews, Billy received a permanent prescription of medical cannabis. This without a doubt is a great step for the adolescent and a great leap of hope for the many other patients who require medical cannabis.
In this sense, after two long years of fight and campaign so that the small one received its treatment and what meant a great change in the United Kingdom in the legalization of the medical cannabis, he obtained its medicines the past 1 of November. “It has passed a lot of time, I cannot believe it. It means a lot to us, it means everything. We are delighted and relieved. This should now help other patients and families who have been campaigning for medical cannabis on the NHS,” this was expressed with joy by Charlotte Caldwell.
He added: “It is no longer necessary to pay thousands of pounds for private prescriptions because many more people are producing medical cannabis in the UK. Billy’s plan is now funded by the NHS, which includes his private doctor to write the prescription and his medication. And then the neurology team at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, which has also been overseeing everything. It’s amazing for us after four years of battles.
Charlotte showed her solidarity, support and empathy with the other patients of the United Kingdom and Ireland who like Billy require in an indispensable way the treatment of medical cannabis to fight and to alleviate their suffering. At the same time she committed herself to fight for more research so that they too could have access to medical cannabis.