We provide compassionate campaigning, tireless advocacy and essential education for medical cannabis patients.


Aims

  • Removal of cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act. To be moved to an appropriate schedule - ideally Schedule 4 alongside Sativex.
  • To make cannabis legally accessible to all patients who wish to consume it for therapeutic reasons.
  • Patients granted the right to grow their own medicine at home without intervention from the law.
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Objectives

  •  Campaign toward legal access to all varieties of cannabis and cannabis products in the UK.
  • Reinstate the defence of medical necessity for cannabis related legal proceedings.
  • Ensure that patients can access a safe and regulated supply of their chosen medicine, including the ability for doctors to legally recommend cannabis to their patients where appropriate.
  • Facilitate awareness of the benefits of medical cannabis within the community. 
  • To use education to fight the stigma which exists around being a person who consumes cannabis. 
  • Provide education and information to patients, medical professionals and other healthcare stakeholders.
  • Create a patient community for the nurture treatment of best practice and information exchange.
  • Offer advice and support to patients who experience legal difficulties as a result of prohibition.
  • Encourage innovation and research in the UK with regard to medical cannabis products and their distribution.

For more information please contact: info@upalliance.org