11 Jul 2018

Cannabis medication for epileptic kids too costly

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 11 July 2018

Parents of children with severe epilepsy say the tens of thousands of dollars it can costs to buy marijuana-based medications is putting the medicines out of reach, despite its potential to transform lives. The cannabidiol oil medication, called Tilray CBD, is now being prescribed to New Zealand patients, but with some facing a bill of a thousand dollars a week many families are finding it unaffordable. Rachel Graham has more.