'The Government has refused to help an epileptic six-year-old boy despite his desperate mother's pleas for him to be given cannabis oil to try and stop his 30 fits a day.
Despite growing pressure for clemency from MPs, the Home Office said the drug 'cannot be practically prescribed, administered or supplied to the public', meaning Alfie Dingley will not be granted a licence to take the drug.
It came as members of the all-party parliamentary group on drug policy reform called on the Home Office to assist with Alfie's plight, in an effort to reduce his seizures and hospital visits brought on by his condition.
In a statement, a Home Office spokesman said: 'We recognise that people with chronic pain and debilitating illnesses are looking to alleviate their symptoms.
'However, it is important that medicines are thoroughly tested to ensure they meet rigorous standards before being placed on the market, so that doctors and patients are assured of their efficacy, quality and safety.
'Cannabis is listed as a Schedule 1 drug, as in its raw form it is not recognised in the UK as having any medicinal benefit and is therefore subject to strict control restrictions.
'This means it cannot be practically prescribed, administered, or supplied to the public in the UK, and can only be used for research under a Home Office licence.'
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