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