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Home Secretary issues Schedule 1 licence

Home Office in the media

Following advice from senior clinicians, the Home Secretary has used an exceptional power to grant a Schedule 1 licence to allow Billy Caldwell to be treated with cannabis oil.

A full statement can be found below.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said:

"This morning, I’ve used an exceptional power as Home Secretary to urgently issue a licence to allow Billy Caldwell to be treated with cannabis oil.

This is a very complex situation, but our immediate priority is making sure Billy receives the most effective treatment possible in a safe way.

We have been in close contact with Billy’s medical team overnight and my decision is based on the advice of senior clinicians who have made clear this is a medical emergency.

The Policing Minister met with the family on Monday and since then has been working to reach an urgent solution.

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