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Children with severe epilepsy could be helped by a new treatment derived from the cannabis plant.
Celeste Shearer beat leukemia at the age of 5, only to develop crippling seizures as a child.
Children with severe epilepsy could be helped by a new treatment derived from the cannabis plant which is to be trialled in the UK.
EDINBURGH University is to play a key role in the development of a new treatment for children with severe epilepsy, derived from the cannabis plant.
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy from Haddington will become one of the first patients in the UK to undergo a radical new epilepsy treatment using cannabis extracts, top researchers have revealed.
Max Robertson, 12 from Haddington, East Lothian, will trial the experimental drug Epidiolex, which is chemically based on CBD, a cannabis compound that is not psychoactive, and does not give a 'high'.