Medical Cannabis under Prescription APPG

First Registered: 18/07/2018 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To help secure appropriate access to medical cannabis on the NHS in its various forms including full plant extract containing both CBD and THC in formulations produced to a consistent high quality pharmaceutical grade and manufactured to GMP standard.

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Recent Documents related to Medical Cannabis under Prescription

1. Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society and APPG on Medical Cannabis under Prescription - written evidence
26/03/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy: medicinal cannabis - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society and APPG on Medical Cannabis under PrescriptionDMC0088 Written

2. The Beckley Foundation - written evidence
12/03/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy: medicinal cannabis - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: clinical research with psychoactive drugs including cannabis and the psychedelics. With the Institute of Psychiatry

3. Medical cannabis under prescription
17/05/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2019/0128, 17 May 2019 Medicinal cannabis under prescription By Dr Sarah Barber Nikki Sutherland

4. Beckley Canopy Therapeutics - written evidence
12/03/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy: medicinal cannabis - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: biopharmaceutical company designed to research and develop cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs). Headquartered

5. All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Cannabis under Prescription - written evidence
12/03/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy: medicinal cannabis - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Cannabis under Prescription DMC0050  Written Evidence from The

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Recent Speeches related to Medical Cannabis under Prescription

1. Medical Cannabis under Prescription
20/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: in the law that allows access to medical cannabis under prescription, but notes that only a handful of - Speech Link
2: in the law that allows access to medical cannabis under prescription, but notes that only a handful of - Speech Link

2. Access to Medical Cannabis
08/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: he will make a statement on the return of medical cannabis that was seized from Emma Appleby at Southend - Speech Link
2: seeking to alleviate their symptoms with medicinal cannabis. We are working hard to get the right approach - Speech Link
3: around the country who need help from medical- prescribed cannabis, and I thank the Secretary of State - Speech Link

3. Medicinal Cannabis
06/09/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Street calling for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis. I had been in touch with Karen and her son, Murray - Speech Link
2: changed was that it was about the prescribed medical use of cannabis oil by a specialist consultant, not a GP - Speech Link
3: parliamentary group for access to medical cannabis under prescription, having taken over from my right - Speech Link

4. Cannabis: Medicinal Use
04/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: system to ensure that patients can access medicinal cannabis where appropriate. Clinical guidance has been - Speech Link
2: about four people have received a prescription for medical cannabis since it became legal on 1 November - Speech Link
3: the Chief Medical Officer stated last summer that there is conclusive evidence that cannabis-based products - Speech Link

5. Medicinal Cannabis
06/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: action they plan to take to improve access to cannabis for medicinal purposes for (1) patients, and (2) - Speech Link
2: is no legal impediment to prescribing medicinal cannabis where clinically appropriate, and the Government - Speech Link
3: 2018 consultants have been able to prescribe medical cannabis as an unlicensed medicine, as the Minister - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Medical Cannabis under Prescription
1. Cannabis: Medical Treatments
asked by: Ronnie Cowan
17/11/2020
... what steps his Department (a) is taking to improve access to medicinal cannabis for people living with multiple sclerosis and (b) if he will publish a Government strategy for improving access to medicinal cannabis.

2. Cannabis: Medical Treatments
asked by: Ronnie Cowan
17/11/2020
... how many prescriptions for unlicensed cannabis-based medicines the NHS issued in 2020.

3. Cannabis: Medical Treatments
asked by: Zarah Sultana
02/12/2020
... if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) providing medical cannabis through NHS prescriptions and (b) funding private prescriptions in the interim; and what barriers remain to providing medical cannabis through NHS prescriptions since the law was changed in November 2018.

4. Cannabis: Medical Treatments
asked by: Martyn Day
10/11/2020
... what steps he is taking to encourage companies to (a) increase collection of high-quality evidence through randomised control trials and (b) pursue regulatory approval for cannabis-based medicinal products.

5. Cannabis: Medical Treatments
asked by: Martyn Day
05/11/2020
... what (a) randomised control trials and (b) other research have been done into the medical potential of cannabis in the UK since November 2018.

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7 Current APPG Officers
Alberto Costa Portrait
Alberto Costa
Co-Chair
Conservative - South Leicestershire
Joined: 21st April 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Greece , Italy , Microplastics
Ronnie Cowan Portrait
Ronnie Cowan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverclyde
Joined: 18th July 2018
Baroness Meacher Portrait
Baroness Meacher
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Walmsley Portrait
Baroness Walmsley
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 18th July 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Tonia Antoniazzi MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 1199.

Email: tonia.antoniazzi.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Peter Carroll, End Our Pain Campaign, Suite 5 The Hop Exchange, 24 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TY. Tel: 07866 800 755

Email: campaign@endourpain.org

Secretariat:

End Our Pain acts as the group's secretariat. https://endourpain.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jan 2021
Source
End Our Pain
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2021 To : 27/01/2022
Value
£10,501
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
End Our Pain
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
Value
£10,501
Date
27 Jun 2018
Source
End Our Pain
Description
Secretariat   From : 27/06/2018 To : 26/06/2019
Value
£10,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Medical Cannabis under Prescription APPG

Former APPG Officers
Stephanie Peacock Portrait
Stephanie Peacock
Vice Chair
Labour - Barnsley East
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
Mike Penning Portrait
Mike Penning
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Hemel Hempstead
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 27th January 2021
Dan Poulter Portrait
Dan Poulter
Vice Chair
Conservative - Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
Lord Field of Birkenhead Portrait
Lord Field of Birkenhead
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships