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