Mum’s despair as cannabis oil for her epileptic daughter is confiscated at airportPosted by On



The mother of a severely epileptic girl wept as the medical cannabis she brought into the UK was confiscated at the airport.

Despite changes to the law, Emma Appleby had £4,600-worth of the oil taken off her as she landed at Southend Airport from Holland.

In November, cannabis-based medicines were made legal in the UK but many parents still struggle to get prescriptions, partly due to reluctance in the medical community.


Emma Appleby, Lee Moore and daughter Teagan Appleby at London Southend Airport (Picture: PA)

Ms Appleby’s daughter Teagan suffers from a rare chromosomal disorder called Isodicentric 15 as well as a form of paediatric epilepsy, which causes up to 300 seizures a day.

The mother, from Aylesham near Dover, says she has no choice but to seek medicinal cannabis from outside the UK for her nine-year-old, who suffered a seizure on the flight home.

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