Girl’s cannabis medicine seized at airport

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Image caption Indie-Rose has Dravet syndrome, a serious type of epilepsy

The mom of a woman with epilepsy stated her kid is at danger of “ending up being comatose” after her medical marijuana oils were taken at a UK airport.

Tannine Montgomery stated Indie-Rose, 5, had seizures and anxiety attack prior to beginning to utilize the oils 14 months earlier.

Ms Montgomery, 30, stated she was stopped at Stansted on Friday returning from the Netherlands, where she purchases the oil with a prescription from her UK medical professional.

She prompted Health Secretary Matt Hancock to “arrange this crisis out”.

Campaigners declare simply 2 NHS prescriptions for medical marijuana, which consists of the psychedelic active ingredient THC, have actually been released because the federal government revealed in 2015 that physicians can recommend such items.

‘High danger of death’

Although Ms Montgomery, from Clare, Suffolk, has a personal UK prescription to deal with Indie-Rose’s Dravet syndrome, she states it is less expensive to take a trip abroad to stockpile on the oils.

“To get an unique import licence would cost us £ 4,500 each month rather than the £ 1,500 we spend for the drug at the minute,” she stated.

“Seizing this medication is condemning my charming child to ending up being comatose, wrecked by seizures and to be at high danger of an unneeded death.

“For the love of God, this medication is legal in the UK and I have a complete legal UK prescription for it.”

Although it is prohibited to import marijuana oils without an unique licence, Ms Mongtomery stated UK Border Force authorities have in the previous let her into the nation with the drug.

Ms Montgomery stated of Mr Hancock: “We understand he has the report on his desk from the NHS setting out why the system for NHS prescriptions is obstructed.

“Every day he does not act upon it is a day of interminable suffering for moms like me.

“For households like us it’s excessive to bear the aggravation of understanding that there’s something that can change the lives of our kids however we are obstructed from getting it.”

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Media caption Anthony and Tannine travel to the Netherlands to acquire marijuana oil for their kid

Since the law was altered in 2018, moms and dads have actually discovered they can not quickly gain access to the medications without paying countless pounds for an import licence.

In addition, numerous medical professionals mention an absence of main assistance as a factor for declining prescriptions.

Peter Carroll, from the project group End Our Pain, included: “This is genuinely stunning. The law was altered last November so that clients who might gain from medical marijuana might be recommended it here.

“Indie-Rose’s moms and dads have a legal UK prescription for this medication. The current report from the Health and Social Care Select Committee particularly stated that the harassing of households at the border must stop.”

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-49135185

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