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Doctors Call For Greater Access To Medical Cannabis

Monday 7 August 2017

 

From the Times of Malta:

 

Andrew Agius and Chanel
Andrew Agius, a doctor who is promoting wider access to
medicinal cannabis, and his patient Chanel (foreground)
who suffers from fibromyalgia.
(Photo: Jonathan Borg)
 

Doctors call for greater access to medical cannabis

By Sarah Carabott
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Copyright © 2017 timesofmalta.com

Patients who need cannabis as treatment “have been forgotten”, and before discussing the recreational use of the plant, Malta should prioritise access to more medicinal cannabis preparations, the authorities are being urged.

“It is upsetting to be told that I can no longer access my treatment in Malta. The other options are leaving the island or considering assisted-suicide,” a woman who has suffered from fibromyalgia for 25 years told Times of Malta.

Her life, she says, changed “overnight” when she recently started using a hemp extract known as CBD oil, which she could at the time still obtain online or from local health food stores. But three months ago she was told that the oil is illegal.

Still, she continues to procure it and make use of it, because since her early 20s the 48-year-old Chanel (not her real name) has tried everything else under the sun, from prescribed painkillers to nutritional diets – but the symptoms either remained the same or worsened.

 

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