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Mum from Manchester speaks about hopes for medical marijuana

A mum from Manchester wants to send her son to Colorado for treatment with medical marijuana.

Deborah Davies's son Nevan has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Cannabis oil has been used to treat children with similar conditions in the United States.

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Family's medical marijuana hope

Nevan Davies has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Credit: LegsToAmerica

A desperate family from Chorlton are hoping medical marijuana will save their child's life.

Nevan Davies has a severe form of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. He has up to 300 seizures a day and has to wear a helmet.

After years of researching possible cures his parents stumbled across the controversial cannabis treatment online.They're now fundraising to travel to Colorado, the first US state to legalise cannabis for recreational use, in the hope the drug will be a miracle cure.

Fugitive Drugs baron arrested

Arrested: Lee Willis Credit: police

One of Britain's most wanted men has been arrested in Bolton after 9 months on the run in Europe. Lee Willis who's 30 and from Ashton-under-Lyne fled to Spain last year after admitting drugs possession. He was arrested along with a 26-year-old woman whilst driving in Bolton.

He had been due to be sentenced in July 2013. He'll appear in court later this month.

Police warn clubbers drug-taking is a "lottery"

Greater Manchester Police Credit: ITV

Greater Manchester Police are warning club-goers to stay away from drugs, after a woman was left in a coma last night.

She was taken ill at the Warehouse Project nightclub in Trafford. It is the same venue where a man died last weekend.

Chief Superintendent Mark Roberts says: “This once again highlights just what a lottery it is for your health if you choose to do drugs – you cannot know how your body will react and, more importantly, you simply do not know what chemicals are actually in the drugs you are taking."

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