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.