Medicinal cannabis patient growing the drug because she can’t afford treatment


A woman believed to have received the UK’s first-ever private prescription for medicinal cannabis after a change in the law fears being arrested after being unable to pay the cost of ongoing treatment. A “frustrated” Carly Barton, 32, says she has resorted to growing and illegally buying the drug she had legally been prescribed. She uses it to cope with the pain she suffers from fibromyalgia, following a stroke she had in her early twenties. xxx.

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