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Cannabis oil mum fights for NHS help as she claims ailing son has been forgotten

Cannabis oil mum fights for NHS help as she claims ailing son has been forgotten

A mum whose son needs cannabis oil to ease his epileptic seizures claims he has been “forgotten by our Government”. Cole Thomson suffers when he has severe convulsions and uses imported cannabis oil to ease his discomfort. His mum Lisa Quarrell has to raised £1000 a month to pay for the life-saving drug, which is

A mum whose son needs cannabis oil to ease his epileptic seizures claims he has been “forgotten by our Government”.

Cole Thomson suffers when he has severe convulsions and uses imported cannabis oil to ease his discomfort.

His mum Lisa Quarrell has to raised £1000 a month to pay for the life-saving drug, which is now legal to use but is not available on the NHS.

Scotland’s Health Minister Jeane Freeman made it clear this week that NHS funds would not be used to pay for private prescriptions.

Ex-police officer Lisa had been smuggling the Bedrolite oil medicine in from the Netherlands before receiving a private prescription for it.

Now, she is facing a struggle to pay for the monthly prescription as lockdown has brought a halt to fundraising efforts. She said: “With lockdown in place, all fundraisers have been cancelled.

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