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By Sky News
The family flew to Rotterdam to obtain the medicine prescribed by a paediatric neurologist at the Erasmus Hospital.
A mother who returned to the UK with illegal medical cannabis for her severely epileptic daughter wept after it was confiscated at the airport.
Emma Appleby flew back to Britain from the Netherlands on Saturday morning with her partner Lee after buying a supply of medical cannabis oils for nine-year-old Teagan.
Teagan, from Aylesham near Dover, has a rare chromosomal disorder called Isodicentric 15 as well as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which means she has up to 300 seizures a day.
The family flew to the Netherlands on Thursday, obtained the medicine prescribed by a paediatric neurologist at the Erasmus Hospital in Rotterdam and collected it from a pharmacy.
They paid for the supplies with their own money and some they had obtained through fundraising.
Ms Appleby was comforted at the airport by fellow campaigner Hannah Deacon, who last year became the first to be allowed to bring THC oil through a UK airport legally for her seven-year-old son Alfie Dingley, who has epilepsy.
Last November the law in the UK was changed to make access to medical cannabis legal.
In December, Carly Barton became the first person in the UK thought to have been prescribed cannabis for medicinal use.
But parents have been struggling to secure prescriptions partly due to medics here being reluctant to prescribe medical cannabis.