Cannabis Oil has literally saved a young boy’s life in the UK. We have known about the medical benefits of cannabis here in the US, but this 11 year boy in the UK is more social proof that medical marijuana needs to looked at closer around the globe.
This particular patient was the first person in the UK to be prescribed cannabis oil for his severe epileptic seizures. States that have legalized recreational marijuana and medical cannabis know the medical value of marijuana, but there are millions of people around the globe who need to read more success stories like Billy Caldwell.
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An 11-year-old boy who was dying from severe epilepsy has not had any seizures for 300 days since being prescribed a medical marijuana product.
Billy Caldwell, whose intractable epilepsy means he cannot get help through medication or diet, began treatment with cannabis oil in the US, where medical marijuana is legal, in 2016.
His prescription was transferred to his local GP, Brendan O’Hare, in Northern Ireland, and Billy became the first person to receive a prescription for medical marijuana in the UK.
The medicine, which contains a compound found in cannabis plants called CBD, does not contain any synthetic chemicals. The company, Billy’s Bud, was named after Billy in July.
Campaigners say CBD can also help with diseases including cancer and Crohn’s disease. It is legal in the UK and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulation Agency said CBD has a “restoring, correcting or modifying” effect on “physiological functions”.
He also takes a compound called tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), which is illegal in the UK due to its links with the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
Earlier this year an independent committee set up “Sponsor a Bud” programme, allowing low income families from Ireland and the UK to obtain CBD via a Bud grant.
The family is also holding a Billy’s Bud festival on 9 September in Castlederg, County Tyrone, to celebrate the support they received for their “Keep Billy Alive” campaign.
“To celebrate the phenomenal change for the better in Billy’s health, we have decided to hold a small celebration in recognition of all those people that have helped us “Keep Billy Alive”.”