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    Jan Sadler
    Keymaster

    UK Fibromyalgia have started a petition to change legislation so GPs can prescribe medical marijuana for fibromyalgia.

    All people with chronic pain would benefit if this change could be made.

    You can sign up here:
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/236693

    Many thanks
    Jan at PainSupport

    #46313

    lc
    Participant

    Hi Jan, Hope you are well, just let you know I have signed the petition, hope this helps a lot of people when nothing else works, to get better pain relief. take care and best wishes. Lee

    #46314

    Helen H
    Participant

    Hi Jan

    I’ve signed too….I so wish I could get it for pain ME. My understanding is that GPS are reluctant to prescribe it in any event ( ie. for MS) due to the cost.

    Has anyone on this forum been prescribed it? It would be interesting to know.

    Best wishes
    Helen

    #46315

    Jan Sadler
    Keymaster

    Thanks to you both for signing and for your good wishes.

    Re your question, Helen, I think we had someone on here who had been offered medical marijuana but he went for an SCS implant instead. That would have been via a Pain Clinic.

    Jan at PainSupport

    #46319

    Christine
    Participant

    I’ve just signed. There are now over 10,000 signatures.

    Christine

    #46320

    anniekat
    Participant

    Hi All,

    I’ve signed the petition too.

    They’ve got over 10,500 now, and this means that the government ‘has to respond’ – whatever that means!

    Annie x

    #46321

    Christine
    Participant

    Yes, I wonder what it means! I think they have to have a debate?

    Christine

    #46322

    Jan Sadler
    Keymaster

    Hi all, I’ve just looked it up:

    “At 10,000 signatures you get a response from the government. At 100,000 signatures your petition will be considered for a debate in Parliament.”

    https://petition.parliament.uk/help

    So there’s a long way to go before the petition is even considered for debate.

    I’ve reposted the original post below. Please pass the request to all your friends:

    UK Fibromyalgia have started a petition to change legislation so GPs can prescribe medical marijuana for fibromyalgia.

    All people with chronic pain would benefit if this change could be made.

    You can sign up here:
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/236693

    Jan at PainSupport

    #46325

    AnnieD
    Participant

    Signed too – woo hoo!!

    #46337

    anniekat
    Participant

    Come on folks! More signatures needed!

    Annie x

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