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The Long And Painful Wait For Medical Cannabis

Friday 12 January 2018


From the Times of Malta:


“Wearing a jacket is out of the question
as the pain is unbearable.”
(Photo: Shutterstock)

The long and painful wait for medical cannabis

By Sarah Carabott
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Copyright © 2018

Before the debate on the recreational use of cannabis, Maltese patients, like their fellow Europeans, had already started inquiring about the medical use of the plant. But despite new legislation, they have been left hanging for more than two years and they now fear that the proposed amendments will push prices through the roof, writes Sarah Carabott.

After two decades battling an ailment that “robbed” her of her life, a window of hope opened in Joanne’s life when she heard of medical cannabis treatment for Fibromyalgia.

She went for it by the book – or so she thought. She obtained a recommendation from her GP and two consultant certificates saying her severe fibromyalgia was characterised by constant pain, tiredness and loss of function, and that the condition had not improved despite multiple attempts at treatment.

But when Joanne*, documents in hand, went to pick up her non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) oil, Port Health asked her to obtain a prescription from an oncologist.

However, when she duly turned up again with the prescription, she was told it was missing a stamp. By then she was so exhausted, with her condition bearing down on her, that she gave up and left it with the Customs Department.


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