Go ahead given to prescribe medicinal cannabis in NI

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has announced that doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis products to patients from next month.

In a statement from the Department they say they will be taking measures to enable patients for the first time in Northern Ireland to be prescribed cannabis-based medicinal products without a licence.

West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan has credited the Caldwell family from Castlederg for the breakthrough: