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First Medical Cannabis Prescription Made After Change To UK Law

Tuesday 4 December 2018

 

From UK newspaper The Telegraph:

 

Carly Barton
Carly Barton, 32, is believed to be the first patient
in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis.
(Photo: Andrew Hasson)
 

First medical cannabis prescription made after change to UK law

By Tony Diver
2 December 2018
© Telegraph Media Group Limited 2018.

A former university lecturer is believed to be the first patient in the UK to be prescribed cannabis by a doctor, following the legalisation of the drug for medical use.

Carly Barton, 32, who used to teach fine art, developed fibromyalgia, which leaves her in constant pain, after a stroke in her early twenties.

For years, she has used cannabis illegally to control her symptoms. But in a UK first, Ms Barton was prescribed medicinal cannabis last month by Dr David McDowell, a private pain specialist.

 

Full article…

 

Sky News also has an article about Carly. It contains a video of an interview with her:

 

https://news.sky.com/story/woman-becomes-first-uk-patient-to-get-cannabis-prescription-11570006

 


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