UK Government to review medicinal use of cannabis | ITV News

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced today a major review into medicinal cannabis after an emergency licence was issued for a young boy suffering from epilepsy.

Mr Javid has suggested that if medicinal cannabis is recommended by a professional then it should be used, but insisted that the drug would not be legalised for recreational use.

He also announced that a licence will be given to Alfie Dingley, a six-year-old boy suffering from a rare form of epilepsy, to allow treatment with cannabis-based drugs.

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