Is cannabis legalisation coming to the UK?
The Home Secretary has ordered a review into the medicinal use of cannabis – saying his decision was prompted by the cases of two young children with severe epilepsy, who were denied access to the drugs they need.
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Sajid Javid said the review would first look into which cannabis based medicines might offer real benefits to patients – and then investigate any necessary change in the rules.
Families who’ve been campaigning for change have welcomed his announcement but say a decision is needed quickly