UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid is reviewing the use of medicinal cannabis

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"That's why I've launched review on the medical uses of cannabis", tweeted Mr. Javid.

He also announced that six-year-old Alfie, who has a very rare form of epilepsy that causes up to 150 seizures per month, was being issued with a licence to receive cannabis-based drugs. After Hunt made his comments, she expressed opposition to full-scale reform and quieted Home Secretary Sajid Javid when he tried several times to raise the issue, which was not on the cabinet meeting's agenda, according to The Independent.

"If the review identified that there are significant medical benefits then we do intend to reschedule", Javid told the House.

"This Government has absolutely no plans to legalise cannabis and the penalties for unauthorised supply and possession will remain unchanged".

Charlotte Caldwell welcomed the announcement, but said she wanted to hear more details.

"That is what I would want, because I would not want any other child to go through what my son has".

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The Home Secretary also announced that a license will be granted another high-profile young epilepsy patient - Alfie Dingley - for access to the cannabis medicine he requires.

Speaking to Sky News last weekend, she described her son's case as "a wake-up call for our country" and said she was determined no other child should undergo the same "horrendous experience" that had left her son's mind and body "completely broken" and in a "vulnerable state".

She said: "I'm extremely grateful that the Government has moved so quickly once full understanding of the situation was established".

"At every stage of this campaign we have mentioned making history and we have mentioned it because it is common sense".

The cases of Billy Caldwell and other sick children have put Britain's drug laws under scrutiny.

Cannabis is now listed under Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, meaning that it is considered to have no known medicinal value and can not, legally, be prescribed or otherwise procured for personal, including medicinal, use.

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Mr Javid told MPs he had the "utmost sympathy" for the families of children like Billy and six-year-old Alfie Dingley from Warwickshire, who has a rare form of epilepsy that causes up to 150 seizures per month, and being forced to travel overseas for treatments.

"No parent can stand by and watch their children suffer". "You would do anything to take away their pain. So there are just so many people who must be celebrating today and I'm celebrating with them".

He said the decision was "not only the right one but long overdue".

"American doctor Frank D'Ambrosio, author of the book "'Cannabis Is Medicine: "The A-Z Of Medical Marijuana", will on Wednesday brief British lawmakers who are seeking to change the law on the medicinal use of cannabis.

"If this works, it sounds more sensible than the current position", said Lord Hague.

But the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Chief Executive of the NHS, and former substance misuse adviser to President Obama have raised their voices in opposition. "Whereas let's be clear, actually it isn't".

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