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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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Medical cannabis society launches patient engagement drive
July 8, 2020

Medical cannabis society launches patient engagement drive

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society is an independent community of medical cannabis pioneers – the first prescribers of this treatment in the UK. We believe that every patient who could…

Is the lack of a domestic medical cannabis market failing UK patients? Join the conversation on 15 July 2020
July 6, 2020

Is the lack of a domestic medical cannabis market failing UK patients? Join the conversation on 15 July 2020

On Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 6pm (GMT), Prof Mike Barnes & Hannah Deacon from The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society are joining Dr. Benjamin Viaris de Lesegno, Co-founder & Chief…

New patient group established to challenge lack of access to medical cannabis
June 9, 2020

New patient group established to challenge lack of access to medical cannabis

PLEA (Patient Led Engagement for Access) has been established to challenge the inequalities in access to cannabis-based medicinal products in the UK. Despite the 2018 schedule change allowing doctors to…

Working as a medical cannabis clinician in the UK: finding insurance
April 23, 2020

Working as a medical cannabis clinician in the UK: finding insurance

At The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, we’re dedicated to providing straightforward guidance, information and support for clinicians wishing to prescribe medical cannabis.  Doctors often come to us with questions about…