A key ingredient in cannabis may help to curb the frequency of epileptic seizures, say researchers.

The UK and Australian study, published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, comes as a former Conservative Home Office minister lent his support to a campaign to allow a 6-year-old boy to be given the drug to treat his rare form of epilepsy.

Researchers from the University of New South Wales and King's College London reviewed available evidence on whether cannabinoids may suppress convulsions.

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