, UNITED PATIENTS ALLIANCE
Carly Barton is a former Lecturer in the Arts who has a creative background that includes exhibiting at the Tate and the Saatchi gallery. After having to give up her role due to health problems, she discovered that Medical Cannabis was not only an appropriate, but more effective substitute for Opioids to treat her Fibromyalgia and post-stroke Neuropathy. She now advocates for patient access to Medical Cannabis as the Deputy Director of the United Patients Alliance. Carly was the first person in the UK to receive a prescription for herbal Cannabis privately since the law change in 2018. She is working tirelessly with government organisations in order to convert this to an NHS prescription, with the hope of setting precedent for other patients to follow. She is involved in many projects that seek to establish wider access to Medical Cannabis in the UK and was recently selected to participate in the inaugural Global Medical Cannabis Summit on Necker Island in 2019.