Medical cannabis trial hope for boy, 6

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Image caption At one point, Alfie had 3, 000 seizures plus 48 hospital visits in a year

The house Office says it is considering enabling a medical cannabis trial to deal with a six-year-old boy with a uncommon form of epilepsy.

This previously turned down requests by the category of Alfie Dingley, from Warwickshire, in order to legitimately take the drug.

But now ministers say these are “exploring every option”, following a ending up in the family.

An option might be a three-month trial, led by Alfie’s doctors and based on “sufficient plus rigorous evidence”.

Alfie’s mother, Hannah Deacon, described the particular move as a “lifeline”.

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Media caption Hannah Deacon tells Victoria Derbyshire “I’m tired of seeing my child suffer”

However the Home Office has anxious that “no decisions have been made”.

Alfie, from Kenilworth, can suffer up to 30 chaotic seizures a day.

Ms Deacon took him to the Netherlands to consider a cannabis-based medication in Sept and said, while there, their seizures reduced in number, period and severity.

Talking with the BBC, Ms Deacon stated: “We’re very positive that [the Home Office] have given all of us this lifeline. I think they discover what a serious issue we have right here. ”

She defined witnessing the seizures as “the worst thing I’ve ever skilled in my life. ”

“I’m his mum, I’m not really a politician, not an activist, I’m only a mum tired of seeing him experience and I’ve found something that helps your pet.

“It’s his individual right to be well. ”

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Image caption Alfie’s condition is very uncommon, affecting only nine boys on the planet

Office at home Policing Minister Nick Hurd MEGA-PIXEL met with the family on Mon.

A Home Office spokesperson said: “The Government has a large amount of sympathy for the rare and hard situation that Alfie and his household are faced with.

“The Policing Minister wants to explore each option and has met with Alfie’s family to discuss treatments that may be obtainable for him.

“No decisions have been made and any kind of proposal would need to be led simply by senior clinicians using sufficient plus rigorous evidence. ”

Ms Deacon described the plan being a “sincere offer because they want to assist us”.

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Picture caption Nick Hurd would like to “explore every option” for Alfie’s treatment

Members of the all-party parliamentary team (APPG) on drug policy change are calling on the government to assist along with Alfie’s plight.

Team co-chair, Conservative MP Crispin Straight-forward said: “It would be heartless plus cruel not to allow Alfie to get into the medication. ”

Cannabis is listed as a Timetable 1 drug and, in its organic form, is not recognised in the UK since having any medicinal benefit.

The Home Office said this cannot be practically prescribed, administered or even supplied to the public and can just be used for research under a license.