For two years, Sophie has been buying illegal forms of high-strength cannabidiol (CBD) oil – which is made from cannabis.

Sophie cares for her son, 22, who has a rare and severe form of epilepsy, which means he could die each time he has a seizure.

Sophie orders bottles of cannabis oil from a so-called “grey market” of suppliers on the internet.

“He rarely gets a seizure now whereas he would be having maybe one, two, three, four a day, quite easily, that was a regular occurrence,” she said.

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