“We have the solution, the expertise and the team are ready to go. Let’s end the misery of cannabis patients by finally allowing them access to the medicine that works for them whilst gathering much needed data on efficacy and safety of Cannabis Medicine“
Six months after the government legalised the use of medical cannabis not a single patient has been prescribed the drug on the NHS
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As public opinion - and that of governments - changes, it seems increasingly likely that other countries will follow, raising questions about how they work together to manage the use and supply of cannabis.
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.
"They're more likely just to be seeing their GP, and GPs won't be able to prescribe cannabis based products. So I think there's going to be a lot of disappointed people."
"We urge the medical world to get behind these reforms so they can help the tens of thousands of people who are in urgent need of help”
At a stroke, it was no longer a schedule 1 drug with "no therapeutic value", but a schedule 2 substance, controlled for medical use.
"Billy should never have been put in that position. The treatment was clearly working for him and he deteriorated badly once it ended, yet it still took intense lobbying to get the Home Office to reverse this cruel decision."
“I wonder who the public would hold to account if my son suffered a catastrophic seizure that killed him.”