News of a six-year-old girl’s life saved by cannabis oil hit headlines across the UK today, turning the public’s attention to the ongoing debates over medical cannabis treatments. The young patient, Jayla Agbonlahor, is in fact the youngest person with legal permission to use cannabis in the UK.
Back in 2015, Jayla’s parents finally received the go-ahead from UK officials to treat their daughter with cannabis oil. But since it’s illegal to purchase cannabis oil in the UK, Jayla’s mother, Louise Bostock, has to buy it from Holland.
6-Year-Old Girl’s Life Saved By Cannabis Oil: A Mother’s Saga
Prior to 2015, Bostock received word from her daughter’s doctors that Jayla was likely to die at a young age. Just days after her birth, Jayla was back at the hosital, having stopped breathing. And throughout her infancy, Jayla suffered from frequent, severe seizures.
She had difficulty eating and drinking, and difficulty walking