Blazing a trail: as legal cannabis goes global, will Britain be next?

New laws in California and Canada, plus a high-profile UK medical case, have made it safer for nations to come out of the green closet

Three major developments in June, including the case of a British boy with severe epilepsy, are likely to accelerate international acceptance of marijuana.

On 11 June, Charlotte Caldwell landed at Heathrow airport with her 12-year-old son, Billy, with a six-month supply of cannabis oil, the most effective medicine she’d found for her young child’s epilepsy. She declared the medicine, which she’d legally bought in Canada, to British border officials, who confiscated it, despite Caldwell’s pleas.

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