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Desperate mum breaks law making cannabis oil for daughter

Katrina Spraggon in her home, where she makes the cannabis oil. Pic Jamie Hanson
Katrina Spraggon in her home, where she makes the cannabis oil. Pic Jamie Hanson

SUNSHINE Coast mum Katrina Spraggon is so desperate to get her daughter Kaitlyn the cannabis oil that stops the nine-year-old's crippling seizures that she has started making the illegal drug herself.

Ms Spraggon said she had tried everything to get Queensland Health to prescribe the drug but instead she had been told Lady Cilento Hospital would no longer treat her daughter if she continued using it and police searched her house the day Kaitlyn returned from treatment, the Courier Mail reports.

She said Queensland Health also refused to renew her daughter's supply of bottled oxygen - which runs out this month and she'll die without - in the latest episode of her three-year fight with the government.

A last-minute meeting with Health Minister Cameron Dick on Friday afternoon after One Nation MP Steve Dickson raised her case in Parliament secured Kaitlyn the bottled oxygen but her mother said she could not take her daughter off the illegal drug for fear she would have more seizures, which require CPR and oxygen to keep her alive.

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