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UK Patient Says She Will Grow Her Own Cannabis Because It's Too Expensive On Prescription

Monday 15 April 2019


From UK news outlet BristolLive:


Police say they are losing war on drugs in Bristol

Patient says she will grow her own cannabis because its too expensive on prescription

Says the prescription cost her around £1,300 a month wiping out her savings

By Helen Williams & Amardeep Bassey
8 April 2019
© Copyright 2019 Variety Media, LLC.

A "frustrated" patient says she has resorted to growing and illegally buying cannabis she had legally been prescribed.

Carly Barton is believed to have received the UK’s first-ever private prescription for medicinal cannabis but now fears arrest after the spiralling cost of the drug wiped out her savings and forced her to grow her own.

She uses it to cope with the pain she suffers from fibromyalgia, following a stroke she had in her early twenties.

It is believed Ms Barton, of Brighton, was one of the first people to access cannabis legally following a change in the law last year.

She was prescribed medicinal cannabis through a private pain specialist, but says the prescription cost her around £1,300 a month, wiping out her savings.


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