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England’s top cabinet officials are in a fierce battle over the country’s medical cannabis laws. Jeremy Hunt, health secretary of Britain, said he supports the use of cannabis oil for patients, and is calling on the government to review its stance of the issue. 

British Prime Minister Theresa May however has opposed the growing pressure from the cabinet and has stated that current system is adequate. 

The battle has stemmed out from a national story when 12 year old Billy Caldwell, who suffers from epilepsy, and his mother Charlotte, had CBD oil that they brought in from Canada confiscated at Heathrow Airport. Billy had been prescribe Cannabis oil by a doctor in Northern Ireland in 2016 , and was almost immediately hospitalized after the situation due to the seizures he began having because he was unable to get his medication. 

Along with the debate on medical cannabis, the situation has also once again brought up the debate on adult use cannabis in the country as growing support for it becomes more evident in the country. 

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/18/billy-caldwell-jeremy-hunt-review-of-cannabis-oil-law

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