Cannabis oil mum: ‘I’m forced to live abroad to save my child’


A mother who took her severely ill child to the Netherlands for cannabis oil treatment says she is now trapped living abroad.

Julie Galloway left Scotland with seven-year-old Alexa, who has epilepsy and a rare neurological condition, almost a year ago to live with relatives in Rotterdam.

She says she is still living out of a suitcase and her savings are almost gone – but she fears that returning home without the medication would put her daughter’s life in danger.

Julie, from Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire, said: “I feel like a refugee forced to live abroad to save my child.

“I have no other option. I miss my family. My mother and my sister are in Scotland – but my child comes first.

“I want to come home but I am terrified the medication will be confiscated. I am

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