Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Councillor Sandra Duffy has welcomed news that medical cannabis will be available on prescription for patients in the north from today.
She said:“I welcome the news that medicinal cannabis will be available on prescription to patients in the North of Ireland from today.
“This will undoubtedly transform the lives of those who are currently suffering from a number of medical conditions.
“Sinn Féin support the use of medicinal cannabis where it is medically recommended.
“The Department of Health now have a duty to ensure clinicians are provided with the correct training.
“This is a massive step forward and I want to pay tribute to the determination and bravery of Charlotte Caldwell who undertook a long journey with her son Billy to ensure today’s developments became a reality.”