The mother of a six-year-old epileptic boy has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil through the border in the first known successful attempt since the Government paved the way for reforms.
Hannah Deacon was allowed to pass through London City Airport on Tuesday carrying a five-month supply of the banned drug from Amsterdam after licences were granted for her son, Alfie Dingley, to be treated for his rare condition.
The 39-year-old touched down in the east London airport at 6.18pm, having brought the medication on a British Airways flight from the Netherlands, where the drug is manufactured.
“Today, for the first time ever in this country, we have bought back THC oil through the airport legally, which is amazing,” Ms Deacon told the Press Association after passing through customs.
“It (the medication) is very, very important for him to have a normal, happy life so it’s a momentous occasion for us, his whole family and