Doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis products to patients in the UK from today, but there are concerns that only a limited number of people qualifying for treatment.

The medicines can only be prescribed by a specialist doctor – not a GP – on a case-by-case basis.

The measure was announced by Home Secretary Sajid Javid following high-profile campaigns on behalf of Alfie Dingley, Billy Caldwell and Deryn Blackwell.

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