The mom of a kid who has up to 100 epileptic fits a day has been informed by a government minister that potentially life-saving cannabis oil seized from her at Heathrow will not be returned.

Charlotte Caldwell was not cautioned when she was visited customs officers trying to “openly smuggle” the compound into the UK from Toronto. She then went to the Home Office to meet the minister of state, Nick Hurd.

” We had a sincere and genuine conversation,” she stated. “I have asked him to provide Billy back his medications today– he stated no. I’ve asked him to come up with an option and have been ensured I will get a reaction by 5pm today [Monday]“

She has pledged to obtain more marijuana oil to help her 12-year-old kid, Billy, for whom she stated it has actually proved to be an effective treatment.

Last year, Billy became the first child to be prescribed medical cannabis oil on the NHS. He then reportedly went 250 days without a seizure. However, his GP was later bought by the Office not to restore the prescription or face disbarment.

Speaking at the time, Dr Brendan O’Hare said there was an “ethical issue” with preventing Billy from accessing medicinal marijuana due to the fact that “the decrease in his healthy frequency is huge”.

Caldwell said she feared the fits “would eventually eliminate” Billy. His next dosage was due at 3.30 pm on Monday, she stated, and alerted of the risks of missing his first treatment in 19 months.

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Caldwell, from Castlederg in Northern Ireland, told reporters the customs officers were “outright gentlemen … truly, actually nice”.

One had tears in his eyes as they took the drug from her, she said.” I’ll just go back to Canada and I’ll get more and I’ll bring it back again, “she stated. She explained the substance as” a little bottle of oil that’s keeping my boy alive” and said “my son has a right to have his anti-epileptic medication in his country, in his own home”.

At an interview, Caldwell stated: “It’s Billy’s anti-epileptic medication that Nick Hurd has actually removed. It’s not some sort of joint loaded with leisure cannabis.

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continue.” MPs and professionals condemned the relocation and said it highlighted the deep oppressions people deal with due to Britain’s dated drug policy.

Caroline Lucas, a vice-chairwoman of the all-party parliamentary group for drug policy reform, stated: “Instead of cracking down on moms and dads who are trying to help ease the suffering of their children, we ought to be legislating inning accordance with the evidence and offering individuals the treatments they require.

” There’s swathes of evidence to show that cannabis products can assist treat epilepsy, and continuing to criminalise individuals for using it is both deeply vicious and an unreasonable waste of cops resources.”

David Nutt, a former government chief drugs consultant, who has promoted for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis, said Caldwell had actually proved cannabis oil successfully treated her kid and could save his life.

” Marijuana is a medicine in 20 other countries and was a medication in the UK up until 1971,” he said. “Why not make it a medicine once again? We have a politically, not clinically, based cannabis policy in the UK and this is why individuals like Billy Caldwell have to go through this torture.”

An Office representative stated: “The Office is supportive to the challenging and rare scenario that Billy and his household are confronted with.

“Whilst we identify that individuals with debilitating diseases are seeking to ease their signs, Border Force has a duty to stop banned substances from entering the UK. The policing minister will fulfill Ms Caldwell this afternoon.”

It emerged in 2015 that the UK is the world’s largest manufacturer and exporter of cannabis for medical and scientific use. It provides the majority of the world’s medical marijuana exports, 67.6%, mainly to countries with more liberal usage laws.

The World Health Company’s specialist committee on substance abuse has actually dedicated to reviewing the scheduling of marijuana under the UN 1961 single convention on narcotic drugs.

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