Scots boy refused cannabis oil on NHS for epilepsy thrown lifeline by strangers

A family whose son was refused a cannabis-based ­treatment on the NHS for his epilepsy have been thrown a lifeline by a generous company.

Little Murray Gray, eight, from Edinburgh needs cannabis oil to prevent debilitating epileptic seizures.

But the medicine costs £1,400 a month which his family have been fundraising to pay for – despite the medicine being available on the NHS for the past two years.

Murray Gray suffers from epilepsy.
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Murray was diagnosed with Doose syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, in 2017 and had up to 12 seizures a day.

After he ended up in a vegetative state in hospital, his mum, Karen, 46, from Edinburgh, smuggled cannabis-based drugs containing previously banned ­tetrahydro­cannabinol (THC) into ­Scotland to save her son’s life.

Since he started taking Bedrolite and Bedica – now legally approved for use – he has been seizure-free for 15 months.

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