It is believed that a woman suffering from fibromyalgia is the first patient in the UK to be prescribed a medical cannabis after changing the law.
Carly Barton has been suffering from chronic 20's pains since her early stroke.
The former university lecturer began illegally using cannabis about two years ago.
The 32-year-old chose cannabis after the strong opioid medications, including morphine and fentanyl. Her feeling was "zombied" 19659002] David McDowell, a pain condition specialist in Greater Manchester.
The three-month recipe costs around £ 2,500.
Doctors may prescribe cannabis products to patients in the UK since November 1, after the drug was rescheduled.
But Ms. Barton, who lives in Brighton, says transitional guidelines that make it difficult for NHS doctors to prescribe the drug are under another prohibition name. "
" The guidelines they've created , do not work. No doctor has written a prescription the month they were produced, "she said.
" These guidelines must be set on fire. As far as I'm concerned, NHS specialists need to be persuaded to make a clinical decision. "
Ms. Barton, deputy director of patient advocacy United Patients Alliance, said the amendment is" pointless "without a change in policy.
She added:" At the moment, patients are turned away, there are billboards in waiting rooms that do not ask, people do not get an appointment when they say so they come over the phone.
"There is a complete and completely silent approach – people turn their backs and do not want to talk about it – and that's because the specialists have no information." 19659002] "They are not worth the paper on which they are printed, and that will have to change tomorrow."
McDowell also pointed out that lack of research on medical cannabis, as well as a persistent stigma surrounding his use as factors in hiring other physicians, have come about with prescribing the medicine.
"I do not think anybody is going to say that this is a magical miracle drug, but it's for sure I really believe there's evidence that this is beneficial," he said.
"It is widely used in other parts of the world and there is increasing evidence that people can reduce their opioid use and possibly other drugs as well.
" I think so I think that's the way to go . "
Ms. Barton says she can only afford the first prescription and wait weeks, while a specialized importer gets a license to import the drug