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The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society (MCCS) is excited to support an essential event in the world of medical cannabis – the International Conference on the Science & Practice of Medical Cannabis (CT-Cann2024).

This prestigious conference is set to take place in London on the 29th and 30th of May, 2024, at the Hilton London Canary Wharf. Our endorsement of CT-Cann2024 highlights our commitment to advancing research and clinical practice in medical cannabis.

A landmark cannabis event

Last year’s conference was a landmark event, bringing together clinicians and experts for a rich dialogue on the latest developments in the field.

The Society is proud to have supported this vibrant forum, which made significant strides in medical cannabis discussions.

This year, the event has been renamed to International Conference on the Science & Practice of Medical Cannabis (CT-Cann2024) to reflect the growing scope of discussions around cannabis research and its practical applications in healthcare.

What’s in Store at CT-Cann2024

CT-Cann2024 is a forward-thinking platform for cannabinoid therapy advances. Led by co-chairs Prof. Dedi Meiri and Dr. Haggai Sharon, the event is set to showcase the most recent evidence and ideas in cannabinoid therapy.

The conference will bridge the latest scientific discoveries with clinical practices, providing insights into the effective use of cannabinoid-based treatments. It offers a unique chance for attendees to meet leading researchers, clinicians, and industry professionals from around the world, creating a space for the exchange of innovative ideas and practices.

Special Offer for MCCS Members

To show our appreciation for our members’ dedication to the field of medical cannabis, the MCCS is pleased to offer a special 15% discount on registration rates for CT-Cann2024.

This exclusive discount is our way of saying thank you to our members for their ongoing support and commitment.

Members who wish to take advantage of this offer should contact Rachel at [email protected] for more details and the discount code.

Join Us in London

As CT-Cann2024 draws near, we warmly invite our members and the broader community to join this significant event. Whether you’re a seasoned clinician, a researcher at the cutting edge of cannabis science, or an industry professional interested in the latest trends and applications, CT-Cann2024 promises to be an enlightening experience.

Let’s come together in London for CT-Cann2024, to be at the forefront of shaping the future of medical cannabis.

On 2 November 2023, as part of Medical Cannabis Awareness Week, the Cannabis Industry Council and the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society is hosting an exclusive networking event in London.

Hosted at Gowling WLG, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a diverse, influential audience.

About the Event


Dr. Dedi Meiri directs the Laboratory of Cancer Biology
and Cannabinoid Research, investigating cannabinoids’ therapeutic potential on diseases like cancer and epilepsy and spearheads the Database Project, profiling diverse cannabis strains and their medical relevance.

We are currently in the process of confirming a panel of speakers, with a keen emphasis on creating dynamic and thought-provoking conversations for our guests.

Over the next few weeks, we will continue our efforts in securing a range of additional high-profile speakers, offering a broad spectrum of expertise and viewpoints. The event will be a unique opportunity, open exclusively to leading stakeholders, including business leaders, MPs, policymakers and investors.

Sponsorship opportunities

As a sponsor, you will enjoy unparalleled exposure to an audience of industry professionals, clinicians, and influential stakeholders in the cannabis sector.

Support as a sole sponsor with a 15 minute speaking slot plus a range of other benefits.

To learn more and request the sponsorship packages in detail, please contact Hannah Deacon at [email protected].


The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society is proud to officially endorse the 2nd International Congress on Clinical Trials on Cannabis, taking place on 15 & 16 February 2023 in London.

This unique conference – the only one of its kind in the UK – will inform participants of the latest evidence and concepts regarding cannabinoid therapy. It will aid prescribers to practically implement best practices based on the clinical implications of current research and expert opinions and serve as a platform for an exchange of ideas and practices in cannabinoid medicine.

Agenda and speakers

CT-Cann2023 will bring together global experts to discuss ways of improving current research strategies, new discoveries, practical dilemmas and future avenues in this rapidly evolving field. Ideal for MCCS members and those wishing to learn more about this treatment, the congress will include basic and clinical methodologies, new findings, regulatory and legal issues, pharmacological considerations, and technological advancements, emphasising practical implications for patients, researchers, prescribing clinicians and industry leaders.

The agenda is currently being confirmed with new speakers being added. The Preliminary speakers include:

The MCCS has secured a 15% discount for its members when you register before 21 December 2022. To become a member of the Society, join online today. 
Book Your Place

If you are a member and have not yet received the discount code, please contact us.

Call for Abstracts

The Congress Chairs invite the submission of original abstracts for Oral and/or Poster presentation – deadline 9 January 2023. Topics can include:

Just two and half years after launch, the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society today reports over 300 members as it prepares to launch a series of in-person events for 2022.

Over 300 clinicians, including specialist consultants in a wide range of specialisms, GPs, nurses and allied health professionals, are now active members of the Society, sharing best practice, learning from each other, and accessing regular expert support.

In 2022, the Executive Committee is holding five in-person events – in Manchester on Thursday 12th May, in Belfast on 1st June, and in Edinburgh, Cardiff and London before the end of the year.

Medical Cannabis: Everything You Need to Know is described as a practical introduction to medical cannabis and CBD.

Open to clinicians, medical students, scientists, researchers, professionals and patients curious about medical cannabis and the current state of prescribing, evidence and availability in the UK, the evening events take place from 6:30pm for two hours, with networking and a panel Q&A for attendees following the speakers.

Prescribing doctors from the Society’s Executive Committee will be joined at each event by Chair, Professor Mike Barnes, by medical cannabis patients and by Sativa Learning’s Ryan McCreanor and Volteface’s Katya Kowalski who will present education opportunities and research insights.

The first event takes place at The Midland Hotel in Manchester at 6:30pm on Thursday 12 May.

Dr Niraj Singh, Consultant Psychiatrist from The Medical Cannabis Clinics and Executive Committee member of The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society will share his experience of becoming a medical cannabis prescriber. Prof. Mike Barnes will explore the history and evidence for medical cannabis. Medical cannabis patient Emdad Khan will also join the event. 


Professor Mike Barnes, Chair of the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society said:

“The growth we have seen in our membership over the last 2.5 years demonstrates the appetite the UK’s clinicians have to learn about this life-changing medication.

With significant restrictions meaning that only Specialist Consultants can prescribe, little to no cannabis education for medical students, and the fact that medical cannabis is only available via privately prescribing doctors, the number of clinicians choosing to educate themselves and access support via the Society should be noted by leaders in the health service and in Government.

Our programme of events, which will see us visit Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London this year, and Liverpool, Newcastle, Bristol, Birmingham and Dublin in 2023, are a fantastic opportunity for clinicians and medical students particularly to learn the facts about this treatment and practical steps to prescribing.”

Hannah Deacon, Executive Director of the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, said:

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society believes that everyone who could benefit from medical cannabis should have access to it. Our mission is to give clinicians access to evidence, training, expert guidance, peer support and licensed product information so they can prescribe life-changing medical cannabis treatments to all patients in the UK, on the NHS.

The Society is an expert-led, independent, not-for-profit community, dedicated to bringing this safe, legal and effective medicine to people living with chronic conditions.”


Medical cannabis training for UK doctorsExclusively for members of The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, every two months doctors and medical students have the opportunity to attend a half-day, live and interactive Zoom training session with Professor Mike Barnes.

Medical Cannabis Explained: everything you need to know to become a confident prescriber

The three-hour interactive medical cannabis training session for UK doctors covers:

Through the Society, members can already access training programmes which can be completed at your own pace, as well as a range of resources which cover the process of becoming a prescriber, products and frequently asked questions. With the launch of live training sessions in 2021, for the first time, members can book a live training session, sharing questions in advance.

To book your place, please visit Eventbrite and select your chosen date. Please add your full name and email address.

If you are not a member of the Society but wish to access the training, you can join the Society here. When your membership is confirmed, you will be able to book your place. Your booking will be cancelled and refunded if you are not a Society member.

The first MCCS and Drug Science roadshow took place in Birmingham on 27 February 2020.

Dr Leon Barron, Dr Elie Okirie, David Badcock (Drug Science) Hannah Deacon hosted the event which was attended by clinicians, medical students and those on placements, professionals from the pharmaceutical industry and other sector organisations. Over 50 attendees joined us at the event, which took place at The Medical School at The University of Birmingham. 

Dr Leon Barron presented an overview of medical cannabis – its history and evidence, as well as the role of the GP. Dr Elie Okirie talked about his route to becoming a prescriber, and presented a case study of a patient receiving medical cannabis treatment in the Midlands. Hannah Deacon talked about her experience as a patient advocate and her journey to change the law for her son, Alfie, and David Badcock introduced Project Twenty21.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be sharing further dates for Leeds, Brighton, Liverpool, Newcastle and Bristol. Attendance at our roadshow events is just £10, and it’s free for Society and Drug Science members.

Thanks to the GP Society at The University of Birmingham for hosting us.

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society and Drug Science are on tour from February 2020, bringing medical cannabis education and practical guidance to audiences across the UK.

Clinicians, medical students, scientists, researchers, professionals and patients curious about medical cannabis and the current state of prescribing, evidence and availability in the UK are welcome to join us at this practical introduction to medical cannabis and CBD.

As well as gaining an overview of the history and evidence of medical cannabis and CBD, you’ll hear from doctors currently prescribing this treatment, from scientists and researchers dedicated to creating the largest body of evidence for the effectiveness of medical cannabis in Europe and from medical cannabis patients currently being prescribed the treatment.

Book your tickets

With our first event taking place in Birmingham on 27 February, we’ll also be visiting Liverpool in March with dates still to confirm in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Northampton and Sheffield.

Speakers include:

Society Executive Committee members:

Drug Science

Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society and Drug Science Community Members attend for free

Clinicians who sign up to become members of The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society at the event will receive £10 off the usual £90 per year membership fee – making attendance at this event free of charge.

All Drug Science Community Members are invited free of charge. Our Community are our regular donors who commit £10 or more a month, and who play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission. To join, community, please see further details here. Once you become a member, you will be emailed your personal access code to attend this event.

If you are a member of either group, please contact us for your free access code.

Join the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society at this exciting conference for clinicians interested in becoming prescribers and for sector professionals and others interested in the growth of access and the reality of medical cannabis in the UK today.

At Medical Cannabis in Practice: Prescribing, practicalities and the patient experience, you’ll learn from those at the heart of this new industry – from licensed producers working to grow and develop treatments, those working to import and ensure access through our pharmacies, and from doctors prescribing life-changing treatments.

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Speakers will include Tonia Antoniazzi MPProf. Roger G Pertwee, Chair, Prof. Mike Barnes, Vice-Chair, Dr Dani Gordon and MCCS Committee Members Dr Leon Barron, GP, Dr Liz Iveson, Consultant Complex Care Physician, Dr Rebbeca Moore, Psychiatrist and Hannah Deacon, Executive Director and Patient Advocate.

With further speakers from across the medical cannabis sector soon to be announced, buy your tickets today and secure your place at this not-to-be missed event.

Interested in joining The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society?

Membership is open to clinicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in medical cannabis treatments. With peer support, training, evidence and exclusive discounts to events and conferences, find out more and join today by emailing [email protected].

You can also sign up during the event.

Chair Prof Mike Barnes, Vice-Chair, Dr Dani Gordon & Committee Member, GP Dr Leon Barron join Dr Christian Jessen & Dr Callie Seaman on The Medical Panel this weekend.

On Saturday 14 September from 12:45pm, the panel will take to the Business Pro Stage to explore medical cannabis in the UK today.

Find out more and book your place here: 

Interested in joining The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society?

Membership is open to clinicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in medical cannabis treatments. With peer support, training, evidence and exclusive discounts to events and conferences, find out more and join today by emailing [email protected].

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society Executive Committee can often be found speaking at conferences all over the world. Find out where to find them.

Upcoming conferences

14 September 2019, Birmingham
The Hemp & CBD Expo
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes, Dr Dani Gordon, Dr Leon Barron

21 September 2019, University of Limerick
Medical Cannabis Symposium
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes

4-5 November 2019, Malta
Medical Cannabis World Summit
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes & Hannah Deacon

13 November 2019, London
Medical Cannabis: Prescribing, practicalities and the patient experience
Speaking: All committee members plus special guests

28 November, Bristol
Bristol Medical Cannabis Conference
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes

26 November 2019, Leeds
CMSUK 2019 Conference & AGM ‘Creating Links & Breaking Boundaries’
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes

4 December 2019, London
CannaBiz Innovation Hub 
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes & Hannah Deacon