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UPA


UNITED PATIENTS ALLIANCE

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UPA


UNITED PATIENTS ALLIANCE

 

The United Patients Alliance campaigns for a United Kingdom in which patients can legally access medical cannabis to treat their chronic conditions.

 
 

FoundeD

2014

 

Our Team

Clark french

Alex Fraser

Faye Jones

Jon Liebling

Keiron Reeves

Jacob Barrow

 
 

People across the UK are criminalised for using cannabis to treat their illnesses. The United Patients Alliance was founded to represent the interests of these patients and to call attention to the injustice of prosecuting individuals for treating their chronic conditions with cannabis. Some of the most vulnerable members of our society face up to fourteen years in prison for using a medicine that is legal across North America and Europe.

Despite the wide body of clinical evidence supporting its use, the UK Government continues to deny patients a medication with a proven record of safety and efficacy. They need to recognise the well-established medical benefits of cannabis. We believe that no one should be criminalised for trying to be well.

Being sick can be an isolating experience, especially if your medicine is illegal and only available on the black market. The United Patients Alliance is here to support patients through tough times and advocate on their behalf for safe and legal access to cannabis.

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What We Do


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What We Do


What We Do


CAMPAIGNING

 

ADVOCACY

 

EDUCATING

 

COMMUNITY BUILDING

 

CARING

 

PROTECTING

 

COMMUNICATING

 

COLLABORATING

 

We campaign for legal access to medical cannabis for patients with chronic conditions.

 

We advocate on behalf of patients, so that they can legally produce cannabis medicine or access it through a licensed and regulated system.

 

We provide patients with information and resources that can increase their quality of life.

 

We connect patients and a wider community of medical cannabis patients.

 

We treat all patients with the compassion they deserve.

 

We defend vulnerable patients from the harms of the criminal justice system.

 

We listen to the stories of medical cannabis patients and communicate their experience to the public, policymakers, health professionals and the media.

 

We partner with other organisations and stakeholders to deliver effective campaigns and advocacy projects.

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Who We Are


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Who We Are


 
Last month, I met half a dozen young campaigners from the United Patients Alliance who suffer from a range of chronic conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, arthritis and epilepsy. Each one was bright, articulate and desperate to be able to get on with their lives.
— Nick Clegg (Evening Standard, 21st Jan 2016)