Cannabis NHS Prescriptions

Currently waiting for a response from Department of Health and Social Care, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Following today's High Court ruling (see link) where Charlotte Caldwell has won her case against the NHS to allow her son Billy to be prescribed cannabis on prescription I would like clarification on a couple of points please.

If I was rich enough I could pay a private clinic 1k per month for private medical cannabis prescriptions but as I'm not rich I, like millions of sick people in the UK have no choice but to use the services of our NHS service.

Taking today's high court ruling into consideration.

I now intend to request medicinal cannabis prescriptions via my GP to treat my osteoarthritis because my current prescription of co cocodamol etc are ineffective and are highly addictive and damaging to liver and as whilst in Amsterdam I tried and found medicinal cannabis (Bedrocan) to be highly effective.

1. As medicinal cannabis was legalised in November 2018. Do all UK registered GPs have the authority to prescribe medical cannabis?

2. If they are registered to prescribe medicinal cannabis and my GP refuses my request to prescribe it for my conditions. Is he breaking the law?

3. Why are you deliberately discriminating against the poorer members of society by preventing them from obtaining NHS cannabis prescriptions whilst the rich can pay for and obtain cannabis legally and privately?

4. If some or all UK registered GPs arent permitted to prescribe cannabis on NHS prescriptions please explain why this is so.

If I'm refused the cannabis treatment I feel I'm entitled to, I intend to sue the government, the NHS and my GP for discrimination and for forcing me to suffer acute 'preventable' pain unecessarily.

Yours faithfully,

Kirsty Eccles