'I risked my own freedom to get cannabis for my son'
Please give me back Billy's medication today, because he needs his medication. This is not anything to do with recreational - you're signing his death warrant
– Billy's mum Charlotte Caldwell shares her plea to the Home Office
Charlotte Caldwell is a mother on a mission to save her 12-year-old son, Billy, from enduring life-threatening epileptic seizures.
After becoming the first child in the UK to be prescribed medicinal cannabis on the NHS last year, Billy Caldwell’s potentially deadly seizures disappeared for months. However, after Home Office officials warned their GP to stop prescribing the drug to her son, she was left with no choice but to travel to Canada and obtain the medical cannabis legally over there.
Risking her own freedom, and years in jail, Charlotte flew back from Canada yesterday carrying the cannabis oil. But she was devastated when it was immediately confiscated by customs officials at Heathrow.
Charlotte joins us today, alongside Dr Ranj, to tell us why she’s prepared to do it all again to ensure Billy gets the medication she believes he so desperately needs.