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Begley seeks clarity over Billy Caldwell’s medicinal cannabis

20 May, 2018


Sinn Féin West Tryone MP Órfhlaith Begley is writing to the British Home Office requesting an explanation as to why they have directed the cessation of prescriptions for Billy Caldwell’s medicinal cannabis.
Órfhlaith Begley said:

“I am writing to the British Home Office asking for an explanation as to why they have ordered the cessation of prescriptions for Billy Caldwell’s medical Cannabis.

“I will also be asking the Department of Health Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly to clarify the role of his officials in this decision.

“Michelle O’Neill has also written to the British Health Secretary Jermey Hunt MP asking him to meet with Billy’s mother Charlotte Caldwell.

“Sinn Féin's support for medicinal cannabis will always be based on clinical evidence.

"We support the use of medicinal cannabis by patients where it is medically recommended.”

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