[Your MP’s name/address/postcode]
Dear [your MP’s name],
I am a member of United Patients Alliance campaign group (www.upalliance.org/about) and I am writing to ask for your help and support with regards to the Government's new medical cannabis license application process that I’ve entered.
As you may be aware, the Government introduced this process on the 27th June this year to ensure that individuals with unmet, special clinical need have swift access to medical cannabis. The Government has committed to undertaking a full review into cannabis-related medical products.
Cannabis is currently a Schedule 1 drug, which means it is thought to have no therapeutic value. The first part of this review undertaken by the Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies has made the recommendation that medical cannabis should be rescheduled due to the ‘conclusive evidence of the therapeutic benefit of cannabis based medicinal products for certain medical conditions’.
I am now waiting upon the second part of the review that will decide what medical cannabis products should be made available in the UK. Whilst this review is being completed, I have embarked upon the process of applying for a medical cannabis license and have followed the Government’s guidelines.
[Say something here around how your application is going to so far. Who have you contacted? What response have you had? Any barriers to the application process?]
I would welcome your assistance with this application, and would like to make the Government aware of the barriers which are in place. Medical cannabis has the potential to to improve my health and quality of life.
I would very much like to meet with you to discuss this matter further. Please could you contact me to arrange a suitable time.
You can contact me at [email] or [telephone].
Thank you for your help with this matter, I look forward to your response.
United Patients Alliance - Medical Cannabis Patient Survey 2018
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