A MUM who admitted on a BBC documentary that she smuggled cannabis oil into the country to give to her son is facing investigation.

Lisa Quarrell, a former police officer, brought the medicine into the country illegally to treat Cole who has a rare form of epilepsy.

Her story was shown on BBC One Scotland on June 12 in “Disclosure; Can Cannabis Save My Child?”

BBC Scotland News has revealed Police Scotland has requested access to Cole’s medical records. Lisa now fears she could be facing child protection proceedings.

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Lisa, from East Kilbride, was filmed for the documentary, treating her six-year-old son with cannabis oil containing the psychoactive ingredient THC.

She had smuggled it in from Holland after getting a prescription from a doctor there. Since then, she’s reported a marked improvement in her son’s epilepsy.

As outlined in the Disclosure programme, it is legal for doctors to prescribe, but there have been no randomised controlled clinical trials on THC.

NHS doctors in the UK are refusing to prescribe medicines with THC, saying there isn’t enough evidence they are safe or that they work. As a result, some parents have been taking the law into their own hands and smuggling the drug in.

Lisa told Disclosure in the wake of the programme being shown that she received a visit from police requesting access to her son’s records - and says she now fears she is facing the prospect of child protection proceedings as a result.

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Police Scotland told the BBC that no criminality has been established.

Lisa said: “I’m now going to have education, social services, health, the police all over my life, and social services coming out and doing spot checks on my house to make sure I’m doing what needs to be done for my kids. I don’t have anything to hide, but it’s not nice. Nobody wants to have all the agencies that deal in this all around your life. It’s so far from where I thought I would be. I’ve hardly slept all weekend – it’s terrifying.”

The mum was aware that going public could be risky but told Disclosure’s Samantha Poling she is adamant about continuing to use the oil for her son’s treatment.

Lisa has the support of her MSP Monica Lennon, who described how “this is not a good use of police time.”

Ms Lennon added: “Lisa is a loving, caring mother who knows Cole’s health needs inside out.

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“I can understand why parents would go to desperate lengths to make sure their children’s life is prolonged and that Cole is a wee boy who can go to school, be with his pals and enjoy his childhood - and he’s being denied that. Parents like Lisa are doing the very best for their children.”

BBC Scotland News contacted Police Scotland who confirmed they had investigated and that no criminality had been established.

When asked whether child protection proceedings were underway, the force said that wasn’t something they could comment on.

Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board has yet to respond to a request for comment.