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John’s story: medical cannabis & Progressive Mylopathy


John Ellis lives with Progressive Mylopathy of uncertain cause. In almost constant pain, John also experiences fatigue and exhaustion as part of his condition.

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Sue Evans

Sue’s story: Alleviating chronic pain from secondary bone metastases cancer


Sue Evans from York uses medical cannabis treatment to alleviate chronic pain caused by cancer. “CBD treatment makes a huge difference to the quality of my life, keeping a positive attitude does too.”

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Hilary’s story: Managing chemotherapy side-effects with medical cannabis treatments


Since September 2019, Hilary, who is living with cancer of the breast and liver, has been taking medical cannabis to manage the side effects of chemotherapy, including sickness, fatigue and low mood. “Medical cannabis is allowing me to live a good life after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.”

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Alfie’s story: Life-changing treatment for severe epilepsy


In 2018, Alfie Dingley made history when he became the first person in the UK to receive a medical cannabis prescription on the NHS following a hard-fought campaign by Hannah Deacon, Alfie’s mum and Executive Director of the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society.

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Society reaches membership high & embarks on UK event tour in 2022
April 29, 2022

Society reaches membership high & embarks on UK event tour in 2022

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…

Exploring the barriers to cannabis in children with intractable epilepsy
December 16, 2021

Exploring the barriers to cannabis in children with intractable epilepsy

Virtual roundtable - watch again On 13 December, international paediatric neurologists and medical cannabis experts came together for a panel discussion about the UK's prescribing crisis for children with intractable…

86% seizure reduction in children treated with whole plant medicinal cannabis
December 15, 2021

86% seizure reduction in children treated with whole plant medicinal cannabis

Epileptic seizure frequency fell by an average of 86% among 10 children treated with whole plant medicinal cannabis, reveals research by charity Drug Science and published in BMJ Paediatrics Open. …

Society & Drug Science call for UK paediatricians to recognise the value of medical cannabis for childhood epilepsy – response to latest BPNA guidance
December 3, 2021

Society & Drug Science call for UK paediatricians to recognise the value of medical cannabis for childhood epilepsy – response to latest BPNA guidance

    The BPNA recently produced new guidance on the prescription of cannabis medicines for children with epilepsy. However, the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society (UKMCCS) and Drug Science fundamentally disagree…