Mother of epileptic child ‘overjoyed’ to have confiscated medical cannabis returned


The mother of a severely epileptic girl said she is “overjoyed” to have her daughter’s confiscated medical cannabis returned after negotiating “bureaucratic trauma”.

Emma Appleby received the supply of cannabis oils for nine-year-old daughter Teagan from the government on Friday, six days after it was seized by Border Force officials.

The medicine, which cost £4,600, was confiscated as Ms Appleby and her partner Lee Moore landed at Southend Airport the previous Saturday following a visit to the Netherlands.

The family, from Aylesham, near Dover, had flown out two days earlier to obtain the medicine, prescribed by a paediatric neurologist in Rotterdam.

After it was received, they obtained a private prescription from a specialist UK

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