Drugs targeting the endocannbinoid system could be used to treat seizures in Dravet syndrome
The study is the next stage in research examining the efficacy of different cannabinoids for treatment of Dravet Syndrome
The findings have prompted further calls for specialists to be allowed to prescribe on the NHS.
The nasal spray will help the CBD to bypass the liver reducing concerns about drug interactions.
Leading doctors and scientists have responded to new guidance from the BPNA on prescribing cannabis for childhood epilepsy.
Brendan Gorman said the prescription was 'great news' and hopes it will mean more benefits for others.
Ryan Gorman, from Dublin has become the first patient to receive CannEpil through the Medical Cannabis Access Programme
The updated guidance has been described as ‘unethical’ by medical cannabis experts.
Elliot Cotter, 10, has autism and Downs syndrome as well as suffering up to eight seizures a day.
Dr Lyndsey Anderson said there is more to explore when it comes to creating more treatment options for Dravet syndrome.