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Begley welcomes availability of medicinal cannabis

11 October, 2018 - by Órfhlaith Begley


Sinn Féin MP Órfhlaith Begley has welcomed news that medical cannabis will be available on prescription for those who have been medically recommended it. 

Praising the determination and courage of Charlotte Caldwell the Sinn Féin MP said: 

“The availability of medicinal cannabis is obviously an issue very close to my heart given my involvement with Billy Caldwell’s case.  

“When Billy’s medication was seized I met Charlotte at the airport and we went the Home Office to challenge this decision. 

“We were initially told that Billy could not have access to his medicine. From that point onwards it was a day-by-day battle to get Billy his medication back. 

“The plight of Billy Caldwell has opened the door for many families who have loved ones suffering due to them being denied access to medicinal cannabis. 

“I welcome today’s developments and I hope it will transform the lives of those who are currently suffering. 

“I also want to commend Charlotte Caldwell for her unswerving commitment to her son, Billy. It has been an honour to work with a mother so determined to confronting all obstacles in the best interests of her child.”

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