Parents of Toddler With Severe Epilepsy Seek Legal Review of Cannabis Oil Guidelines

Parents of Toddler With Severe Epilepsy Seek Legal Review of Cannabis Oil Guidelines

Charlie Hughes, 3, has rare condition called West syndrome, but NHS-approved medicines have been ineffective.

The parents of a toddler with severe epilepsy are seeking a landmark judicial review of rigid guidelines that effectively prevent the NHS from prescribing medical cannabis oil, a substance that they say has allowed their son to live a much healthier life, to thousands of sick children.

Charlie Hughes, 3, has a rare form of epilepsy called West syndrome, which is resistant to most forms of treatment and can cause him to have up to 120 seizures a day, according to his parents, Alison and Matt Hughes. With regular full extract cannabis oil, however, he experiences a maximum of 20 less severe seizures a day.

– Read the entire article at The Guardian.

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