Border guards who seized cannabis oil ‘put my five-year-old’s life at threat’
July 28, 2019 by erfa5t8
A seriously epileptic five-year-old woman threats an “unnecessary death” according to her mother after border guards seized her consignment of medical marijuana oils at Stansted airport.
Indie-Rose Clarry, who has Dravet syndrome, a form of epilepsy, suffered serious seizures and anxiety attack before using the medication over the previous 14 months, stated her mom, < a href= "https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/19/medicinal-cannabis-panel-failing-children-cbd-oil" title=""class
=” u-underline” > Tannine Montgomery. Nevertheless, Montgomery was stopped by Border Force officers on Friday after returning from the Netherlands, despite the fact that she had a personal prescription for the medicine composed by her UK doctor.
” Seizing this medicine is condemning my charming daughter to becoming comatose, wracked by seizures and to be at high danger of an unneeded death,” said Montgomery. “For the love of God, this medication is legal in the UK and I have a full legal UK prescription for it.”
Parliament’s health select committee told the Home Office this month to stop confiscating cannabis from the parents of ill kids. Regardless of the federal government revealing last year that physicians can prescribe medical cannabis, which consists of the psychoactive active ingredient THC, advocates said just two NHS prescriptions have actually up until now been given.
Montgomery, from Suffolk, stated that although she had a private UK prescription it was far cheaper to travel to the Netherlands to stockpile on the oils. She yesterday urged health secretary Matt Hancock to “arrange this crisis out”.
Although it is illegal to import such medications without a licence, Mongtomery, 30, said UK Border Force officials have actually formerly enabled her into the nation with the drug. “To obtain a special import licence would cost us ₤ 4,500 monthly rather than the ₤ 1,500 we pay for the drug at the moment,” she said.
Montgomery included that Hancock needed to intervene to halt the suffering of families. “Every day he doesn’t act on it is a day of interminable suffering for mothers like me.
” For families like us it’s too much to bear the aggravation of understanding that there’s something that can change the lives of our kids but we are obstructed from getting it,” she stated. Previous home secretary Sajid Javid announced in 2018 that medical professionals would have the ability to recommend medicinal marijuana items, including for extreme epilepsy.
However, < a href= "https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/01/mother-says-cannabis-oil-has-been-saviour-for-epileptic-son-alfie" title="" class =” u-underline” > moms and dads have actually found they can not easily gain access to the medicines without paying countless pounds for an import licence.
In addition, many doctors will not prescribe them, mentioning an absence of main guidance on the problem.
Peter Carroll, from the campaign group End Our Discomfort, added: “This is genuinely shocking. The law was altered last November so that clients who could benefit from medical marijuana might be prescribed it here.
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