Mother of a young girl suffering from epilepsy said that her kid is now at a risk of becoming a comatose after the medical marijuana oils she carried were seized at one of UK’s airports.
According to Tannine Montgomery, her 5-year-old daughter Indie-Rose had panic attacks and seizures before she began using the marijuana oils about a year ago.
Ms. Montgomery from Clare, Suffolk, said that on Friday, the officials stopped her at Stansted, when she flew back from Netherlands, the place where she purchases the marijuana oil that’s prescribed by her UK physician.
She has urged Matt Hancock, Health Secretary to sort out the crisis.
The campaigners claim that only 2 NHS medical marijuana prescriptions have been provided till now since the time the government announced previous year that physicians are allowed to prescribe these products.
Though Ms. Montgomery holds a private lawful UK prescription for this medicine to treat her daughter’s Dravet syndrome, she said that it’s comparatively cheaper to go abroad and stock the oils as obtaining a special import license is otherwise very expensive.
Since the time the legislation was changed last year, many parents have discovered that they can’t access medicines easily without shedding heavy sums on import license. Additionally, several doctors cite that there’s a lack of proper official guidance as one of the major reasons for declining prescriptions.