A young girl is the UK’s youngest approved user of Class B drugs.
"I believe it has saved her life, so it is a good thing. That is why it needs to happen with other children."
Jayla Agbonlahor, 6, life became extremely difficult, as she was unable to walk, talk, eat or drink.
Louise Bostock, 33, nearly faced having her daughter taken from her after she admitted to nurses she had been buying it on the black market.
But she and Jayla’s dad Charisma Agbonlahor – brother of Aston Villa star Gabby – have now been given clearance to import the drug themselves from Holland to give their daughter.
Louise explained: ‘When Jayla was born there was nothing wrong with her. ‘But then, just days after her first birthday, she stopped breathing and kept going blue. She was rushed to hospital where she remained for five months. ‘At first they thought it was epilepsy. But eventually they couldn’t diagnose her and I was told that she wasn’t expected to survive.
‘Meanwhile, I was pregnant with our son Junior and when Jayla was on her death bed, I went into labour.’ Nothing seemed to help Jayla and Louise was getting desperate.
‘Medication didn’t work and so I want to take her to be blessed in the Holy water of Lourdes and to bathe her in the healing lakes.’ Doctors at Birmingham Children’s Hospital revealed Jayla, then four, was resistant to conventional medication.
Louise now wants the NHS to approve the use of cannabis oil for patients of all ages.
She added: "I do not refer to this as a drug, I refer to it as a plant. Jayla has been allowed to use it, so why haven't others been allowed to use it? This has to happen.
"She is my child, she is unique and I will do whatever I can to save her life. When there is no hope, it provides some hope."
Source: Birmingham Mail and Metro