Charlotte Caldwell says she and her epileptic son Billy are effectively in exile due to ‘horrendous’ drugs policy.

The mother of a 12-year-old boy who is being denied the cannabis oil he needs to prevent scores of epileptic seizures every day has criticised the government for effectively forcing them to leave the UK.

“No mother should be made to flee the country to keep their child alive,” said Charlotte Caldwell who, with her son Billy, has spent about four of the past 12 years abroad because cannabis oil is illegal in the UK.

On Monday they had six months of anti-epileptic medicine confiscated by customs agents when they arrived at Heathrow from Toronto. 

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Mattha Busby ~ TheGuardian.com ~

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