32-year-old Woman Becomes The First UK Patient To Get Cannabis Prescription To Tackle Severe Pain

Date: 04-12-2018 8:50 am (3 years ago) | Author: success Xenab
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A 32-year-old woman is believed to be the first person prescribed cannabis in the UK after it was made legal for medicinal use last month.

Carly Barton, from Brighton, who suffers constant pain from fibromyalgia following a stroke in her 20s, was given a prescription by a private doctor who specialises in pain management.

The NHS is not funding the treatment, so she is having to pay £2,500 for three months' treatment herself.
She hopes that if she can show it is helping her chronic pain, it could "open the floodgates" for the government to decide to pay for the treatment for herself and others.

"In terms of money this is going to cost me everything I have, so two and a half grand for three months' supply," she said in a Facebook video.

"The reason I'm putting this on the line is I feel this is a route to getting an NHS prescription."

The drug is having to be imported from the Netherlands and Ms Barton is unsure when she will be able to collect her medication - which consists of two flower-based cannabis products.

She will take a gramme of each product every day.


Posted: at 4-12-2018 08:50 AM (3 years ago) | Hero
- MaryJoeSmith at 4-04-2019 03:15 PM (3 years ago)
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Several reputable media outlets in the UK reported in previous months that medicinal cannabis – including CBD oil – would be attainable by prescription throughout 2019. Indeed, new legislation has passed that allows specialist doctors (not General Practitioners) to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis (including both THC and CBD products) to patients who need it.
https://www.shoppingcbd.com/privacy-policy/The legislation had been a long time coning, particularly after Home Secretary Sajid Javid made the decision to relax previous legislation (which has existed since 1971) under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Posted: at 4-04-2019 03:15 PM (3 years ago) | Newbie
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