Medicinal cannabis oil brought into UK legally for first time as mother of epileptic boy hails ‘momentous occasion’

A woman has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil into the UK in the first-known successful attempt since the government paved the way for reforms.

Hannah Deacon, a mother of a boy with epilepsy, was allowed to pass through London City Airport on Tuesday carrying a five-month supply of the banned drug from Amsterdam. 

Licences for her son, Alfie Dingley, to be treated using cannabis were granted by the Home Office on 19 June after a long-running battle.

It came the same day a young girl waiting for her own cannabis oil licence was rushed to hospital and placed on life support.

Sophia Gibson, six, from Newtownards, County Down, suffers from a

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