The UK’s first medical cannabis support group, led by patients, for patients; United Patients Alliance provide tireless advocacy, compassionate campaigning, and essential education, to safeguard the patients’ voice in advancing legal access to cannabis therapeutics.


Aims

  • Removal of cannabis as a Schedule 2 substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act. To be moved to an appropriate schedule - ideally Schedule 4 alongside Sativex.

  • Cannabis is legally accessible to all patients who wish to consume it for therapeutic reasons.

  • Patients granted the right to grow their own medicine 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.