A mother of an epileptic boy was able to pass through London City Airport on Tuesday, bringing a five-month supply of THC oil – legally – to the UK for the first time.
Hannah Deacon was able to peacefully exit the airport with no hiccups after bringing her THC oil from Amsterdam to treat her epileptic son.
“Today, for the first time ever in this country, we have bought back THC oil through the airport legally, which is amazing,” The Independent quoted Deacon as saying after passing through customs.
“It is very, very important for him to have a normal, happy life so it’s a momentous occasion for us, his whole family and for him, most importantly.”
British government’s reforms
Deacon’s successful attempt comes after the British government made some reforms following an outcry from two UK mothers, who had to suffer to get legal access to cannabis oil to treat their two epileptic sons.
Last month, Charlotte, the mother of Billy Caldwell, a 12-year-old epileptic boy, had her cannabis oil confiscated at their airport soon after her return from Canada. Her story pushed the British government to review their ban on medical cannabis.
Also, after much-exerted efforts, licenses were granted by the Home Office on 19 June to Alfie Dingley, who needed cannabis to treat his epilepsy.
UK’s review of cannabis
Last week, UK’s top medical chief Professor Dame Sally Davies told the British government after her review that there is “conclusive evidence” of its benefits for some conditions.
Meanwhile, the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs will issue an assessment on whether medical marijuana should be approved in the coming weeks.
Deacon, who dubbed cannabis, as a “miracle” medication, said no family should have to go through the same “arduous” ordeal.
“Families are going through hell single every day with children with severe epilepsy. This drug could take it all away,” she said.
“It should be available to prescribe easily for doctors and the only way that is going to happen is by re-scheduling.”