Parents of Epileptic Teen Plead For Easier Access to CBD Prescriptions

October 31, 2019 08:00:12

Young Bailey Rankmore suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a particularly nasty form of epilepsy that sees him having up to 100 seizures on a daily basis. He is the latest in an increasing number of people in the UK who have used CBD to help manage severe conditions.

His parents, Craig and Rachel Rankmore, have pleaded with the NHS (National Health Service) to make it easier to access prescriptions for medical cannabis. After running out of conventional treatments for their son, they decided to think outside the box, settling on a private CBD prescription when he was fourteen. “He’d have a minimum of 100 big seizures a day,” they said, “the ones people associate with shaking on the floor. We’d seen…


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