“It’s Billy’s anti-epileptic medication that Nick Hurd has taken away,” she said. “It’s not some sort of joint full of recreational cannabis.
We are not going to stop, we are not going to give up. We have love, hope and faith for our kids and we are going to continue.” Billy’s case is mirrored by that of Alfie Dingley.
The six-year-old also has epilepsy but after being treated with cannabis oil in the Netherlands his rate of seizures fell from 30 a day to just one a month.
His parents Drew and Hannah are campaigning for their son to be allowed to take the drug legally and recently delivered a 370,000-strong petition to the Home Office.
“It’s a big decision and if they say no they’re condemning our son to death,” said mum Hannah, who lives in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
Indeed for thousands of British people cannabis oil is a lifeline.
The drug comes in two forms,