Medical cannabis access eased amid lockdown

  • Before taking cannabis, Lara relied on heavy opiates, including fentanyl – a synthetic opioid many times stronger than heroin – but she would never return to them.
  • Since the lockdown, unable to travel or see her NHS consultant, Lara has resorted to using a private clinic, which held a consultation over the phone and sent her cannabis via courier – an option not previously available.
  • When medical cannabis was legalised in the UK, she thought she would be able get a prescription but was unable to on the NHS.
  • Fearing a disorienting seizure would make it harder for her to take proper precautions, Christine turned to another private clinic for a prescription, involving a video consultation and cannabis oil sent by courier.

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