A CO Tyrone boy who became the first person to be prescribed medical cannabis on the NHS is to be the face of a new brand of oil derived from the marijuana plant.
Billy Caldwell (11), from Castlederg, made history earlier this year he was prescribed oil containing CBD – an extract from cannabis – to help with life-threatening epilepsy that caused him to suffer up to 100 seizures a day.
Now a medical cannabis firm, 710 Holdings MME, is launching ‘Billy’s Bud’ CBD oil, a product inspired by Billy’s bravery.
His mother Charlotte told the Irish News that she hoped the oil would help other families benefit from medical cannabis.
“We are overwhelmed with this, and the oil will be available all over the US, Ireland, the UK, and Europe,” she said.