Billy Caldwell’s mum blasts ‘orchestrated cruelty’ against son after setback

Billy Caldwell's mum Charlotte has hit out at the "orchestrated cruelty" against her epileptic son after he was refused medical cannabis medication again.

The campaigner said that the new BPNA guidelines have meant that her son has been "discriminated" against.

Charlotte revealed that she and Billy had needed to travel to Canada to get the medication that he needed. But now that he was back in the UK he was unable to access it.

This comes after the law was changed on November 1 2018 in the UK, which allowed doctors to prescribe them under certain circumstances.

Charlotte says her son's seizures are stopped by using CBD oil but that she has had to change the type in order to fit with her son.


Appearing on This Morning today, she explained the situation to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

"I'm being told because of the new BPNA guidelines and because there's no clinical trials data to warrant writing a prescription for a child with epilepsy [he can't receive the treatment," she said.


"Ironically Billy changed the law and billy ended up being exiled out of his own country for four months in freezing cold temperatures from anything from -19 to -28 degrees [in Canada].

"The BPNA guidelines state very clearly that if the doctor can justify the clinical need, they can write a prescription for medical cannabis for these children.


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