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People with epilepsy deserve treatment that works - let's not make them wait

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Charlotte Caldwell has gone to great lengths – quite literally – to get life-saving treatment for her son Billy.

Sadly, she is not alone in her race against time to secure cannabis-based medicines for her child, which could make the difference between life and death.

There was much in the press recently about Alfie Dingley for example, whose mum is fighting to get medicinal cannabis to help manage his very rare form of epilepsy.

Every week, we see stories hit the headlines about parents who are taking risks to save their children’s lives – not just for those with epilepsy but many other health conditions.

It’s heart-breaking to see parents having to go to such desperate lengths to get treatment for their children and face the consequences of their actions.

Why should they have to bear the burden of watching their child suffer unnecessarily? Knowing medicinal cannabis is available in other countries but not currently legal in the UK will only be adding to their pain and frustration.

Parents of children with hard-to-control epilepsy seek out these........

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