MEDICAL CANNABIS SEIZED AT SOUTHEND AIRPORT

An urgent question has been tabled in the House of Commons following the seizure of THC and Cannabidiol (CBD) capsules at the border.  Border Force confiscated the 3-month supply of medical cannabis, which is illegal in the UK without a prescription, at Southend Airport on 6th April.  The capsules were purchased in the Netherlands, and were being brought into the country by the family of a child with epilepsy, who hoped the drugs might help ameliorate their daughter’s symptoms but had been refused a prescription.  Since 2018 it has been legal for specialist doctors to prescribe THC, but it has not been widely adopted, due to a lack of research proving the drugs are safe and effective.  CBD products, which lack the psychoactive THC compound, are widely available alternative therapies.

https://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2019/april/urgent-question-after-seizure-of-medical-cannabis-at-southend-airport/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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