Brendan Gorman said the prescription was 'great news' and hopes it will mean more benefits for others.
There is currently only one consultant who specialises in paediatric epilepsy prescribing cannabis in the UK
Those on the frontline say they feel optimistic about a short-term solution being reached.
Patients have been faced with a series of obstacles in their quest for access to NHS prescriptions
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.
Four of the eight children had less than half the seizures they had before the trial.
An open letter has been signed by more than 30 parents and carers of children with intractable epilepsy
The approval for Epidyolex was based on the results of four randomised controlled Phase III trials
This is the first time that the UK authorities have approved an epilepsy treatment containing THC