Cannabis oil: cabinet appears divided as Hunt calls for review

PM appears to be at odds with health secretary, who says government has not got law right on medicinal use of substance

Theresa May appears at odds with senior cabinet ministers, after playing down the prospect of a full-scale review into the medical use of cannabis oil, despite Jeremy Hunt admitting that the government had not got the law right.

The health secretary said he backed the use of the substance and called for a swift legal review after an emergency licence was provided to Billy Caldwell, a boy with severe epilepsy whose medication had been confiscated.

Related: Britain’s drug laws are in the dark ages. Billy Caldwell’s case proves it | Simon Jenkins

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