(Photo: Emma Appleby)

On Saturday, April six, authorities at the London Southend Airport confiscated £4,500 ($5867) worth of cannabis oil that Emma Appleby was bringing back from Holland for her epileptic nine-year-old daughter, Teagen.

Teagan was born with a genetic situation known as Isodicentric 15 which can bring about her to endure up to 300 seizures a day.

“Our kids are suffering just about every day, some of them have been in hospital for weeks on finish due to the fact they can not manage their seizures,” Appleby told talkRADIO. “I got this medication prescribed by a appropriate physician, I got it from a appropriate pharmacy, and I brought it back into the UK. I shouldn’t have to be carrying out that when the medication is legal in this nation.”

On Monday, Secretary of State for Wellness and Social Care, Matt Hancock told the Residence of Commons that Teagan’s 3-month provide of cannabis oil had not been destroyed however and that there was a possibility that it would be returned.

He stated that normally, controlled drugs can not be imported without having a UK doctor’s approval, but an exception had been created in Teagan’s case to get a second opinion.

“There are currently prescriptions written in the UK for merchandise the household attempted to bring into the nation,” stated Hancock. “Over 80 kids have currently been supplied with CBD (cannabidiol) merchandise in the UK on the Basis of a specialist doctor’s prescription.”

Former minister Sir Mike Penning stated that medical doctors have written prescriptions, but NHS trusts are refusing to honor them. He known as the predicament a disgrace to the nation that every person must be ashamed of.

Just after meeting with parents and listening to their stories, Hancock says that he has asked NHS England to “rapidly initiate a course of action evaluation to address barriers to clinically suitable prescribing.”

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