Boy Pleads to Nicola Sturgeon for Medical Cannabis for His Brother
A 13-year-old boy has written a letter to the first minister pleading for help to fund a type of medical cannabis that has eased his brother's epilepsy.
Dean Gray's brother Murray had hundreds of seizures a day before taking the drug Bedrolite from the Netherlands.
His family hope the drug will be made available on the NHS as it costs them £1,300 per month to privately import.
Clinicians are reluctant to prescribe it because it has not been approved by the UK medicines regulator.
The letter, which the family from Edinburgh hope to deliver personally to Nicola Sturgeon, reads: "I hardly spent any time with my mum two years ago as she was always in hospital with my little brother.
It's been about a week since Scotland's first medical cannabis clinic has begun prescribing to patients suffering from chronic pain conditions.