Project Twenty21 - May Update

Get Project Twenty21 Updates via Email Project Twenty21 May Update We are well over the 2500 mark now with the number of patients registered with the project. Thank you for everything you do as supporters of Drug Science to help us spread the word about medical cannabis and Project Twenty21. Our research project with the University  …


Project Twenty21 - April Update

Get Project Twenty21 Updates via Email   Project Twenty21 April Update This month we’re celebrating another fantastic clinic joining us, plus some of the exciting events that we’re involved with in the coming weeks – including one organised by a Twenty21 patient. And there’s even more in the pipeline – as always, we’ll keep you fully up-to-date  …


Medical Cannabis Prescribing for GPs

Medical cannabis is fast becoming a frequently asked about topic between patients and GPs in the UK, as demonstrated by the Primary Care Cannabis Network’s 2021 Survey which spoke to over 1000 GPs about their attitudes towards cannabis-based medicines: the survey found that more than two-thirds of GPs in the UK are asked about medical  …


Why doctors have a moral imperative to prescribe and support medical cannabis—an essay by David Nutt

Authors David J Nutt Published January 26, 2022 “Medical cannabis has been legal to prescribe since 2018—yet just a handful of prescriptions have been made in three years. The reasons: stigma, fear, and an entrenched resistance in the medical profession that is harming patients” Prof David Nutt – Founder of Drug Science The field of  …


Leading doctors and scientists call for UK paediatricians to recognise the value of medical cannabis for childhood epilepsy

The British Paediatric Neurology Association (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 with this guidance. Expert clinicians from both organisations have produced a critique to provide commentary, evidence and further crucial information to guide paediatricians to  …


3 NHS Medical Cannabis Prescriptions in 3 Years - Alfies Story

Written by Hannah Deacon, mother of Alfie Dingley who receives one of 3 NHS prescriptions for medical cannabis By the time Alfie was 5 years old, he was having 150 seizures a week in aggressive clusters. His seizures started at 8 months old and got progressively worse with age. In 2016, for example, he went  …


Students “End the Stigma” around medical cannabis this Freshers Week and improve access for young patients

Order Printed Materials Print at Home Materials As UK students look forward to an ‘in person’ Freshers Week this September, the research and policy charity Drug Science has enlisted the help of student ambassadors to help spread the word about the potential benefits of medical cannabis, and tell the honest and factual truth about drugs  …


DrugScience Symposium 'Cannabis medicines: from principle to practice. How can we maximise clinical research and benefits?'

Please download the conference background materials here, including: Meeting slides DrugScience report on medicinal cannabis DrugScience cannabis pre-review submitted to the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence Summaries of international and American medicinal cannabis licensing The Chief Medical Officer and advisor to the UK government has recently agreed that cannabis is a medicine. It has  …