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  …


Farmability and pharmability: Transforming the drug market to a health-and human rights-centred approach from self-cultivation to safe supply of controlled substances

Authors Fabian Pitter Steinmetz, Maja Kohek Published May 3, 2022 Background The supply chains addressing the global demand for major recreational drugs are hardly addressed due to international contracts, particularly the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Currently applied regulatory changes have several disadvantages ranging from political tensions to the neglect of ecological aspects. The  …


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  …


Project Twenty21 - March Update

Get Project Twenty21 Updates via Email Spring is definitely here – our website has undergone a Spring-clean, we’re continuing to see encouraging results from our data analysis and there are lots of events (both virtual and in-person) on the horizon where we’ll be spreading the word about medical cannabis. We’ve got good news, that we’ve updated  …


Project Twenty21 - February Update

Get Project Twenty21 Updates via Email It’s been a very busy start to the year, with lots of change happening and expansion in the pipeline for the project – so there’s so much to update you on. We’ve got loads of events coming up, so scroll down to get them in your diary. As mentioned  …


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  …


Project Twenty21 - January Update

Get Project Twenty21 Updates via Email We recently announced a change to the pricing model of Project Twenty21. We understand that the news was unwelcome for some patients, especially for those who are prescribed higher dosages or on significantly lower incomes. We take people’s concerns seriously, and recognise that patients would benefit from having more  …


Project Twenty21 in 2022: A Message for Patients

Update What you have helped us achieve so far Our medical cannabis registry, Project Twenty21, was originally designed to run until the end of 2021 (hence the name). As you will know from your own life during the pandemic, the last two years have been full of challenges and obstacles. Project Twenty21 has navigated the  …


Project Twenty21 - December Update

Get Project Twenty21 Updates via Email To mark the end of the year that is our namesake, we’re proud to announce that we’ve reached 2000 patients contributing their data to Project Twenty21. In a recent article for Cannabis Health, our Head of Development, David Horn, reflects on the last two years and our somewhat ambitious goal  …


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  …


Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy - Research Summary and Recommendations

Two Years of Research Drug Science research, conducted over the past two years and in close collaboration with the affected families, clearly shows the immense benefits of medical cannabis treatment for these patients. In contrast to the current BPNA guidance stating that prescribing medical cannabis is probably not in the best interests of children, our  …


Project Twenty21 - November Update

Get Project Twenty21 Updates via Email It’s certainly been an eventful past month for Project Twenty21! Drug Science and its supporters celebrated its achievements to date at the House of Lords in mid-October, which included a moving speech from our patient advocate, Lucy Stafford, detailing her journey with medical cannabis.  As Medical Cannabis Awareness Week 2021 (MCAW)  …


#49 - Medical Cannabis in the UK with Prof Mike Barnes

 Professor Nutt and Professor Barnes will be talking about medical cannabis. Should our future doctors obtain proper education on how to use botanical medicines? Should we change the way we think about drugs and treatments? Tune into this week’s episode to find out!   Who is Prof Mike Barnes? Professor Mike Barnes is a  …


Working in Drug Science

In this webinar, you will learn about the medicalisation of both psychedelics and cannabis, from two of the biggest experts in these respective fields; Prof Jo Neill, and Prof Mike Barnes. We expect these industries to grow to tremendous size and want to prepare the next generation for a new economy of medicine and psychiatry.  …


Project Twenty21 - October Update

Get Project Twenty21 Updates via Email   We’re pleased to finally be able to announce that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults has now been added to the list of indications covered by the study. This means that we will be able to start collecting data on how medical cannabis affects adults diagnosed with ADHD  …


Project Twenty21 - September Update

Get Project Twenty21 Updates via Email Last month saw Drug Science’s festival debut as we took up a stand alongside our medical cannabis friends from PLEA, Medcan Support and MedcannID at the incredible Product Earth Expo. We gave away hundreds of stickers, badges and posters to help spread the word about medical cannabis and Project Twenty21.  …


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  …


“We're asking for quality of life for our children” - Medical cannabis and epilepsy in the UK: A qualitative analysis of the carers’ perspective

Authors Anne Katrin Schlag, Rayyan Zafar, David Nutt Published August 24, 2021 Despite the legalisation of cannabis based medicinal products (CBMPs) in the UK in November 2018, today there remains a scarcity of NHS prescriptions. Because of this many patients continue to face unsustainable financial costs to acquire their medicines. Medical cannabis was legalised in response  …


Project Twenty21 - August Update

Get Project Twenty21 Updates via Email It’s been another busy month at Project Twenty21, with new patient numbers continuing to grow month-on-month, as you will see from our July data below. Last month, we spoke to Leafie about the progress of the project and what we’re learning from the data – you can read the  …


Project Twenty21 - July Update

In this update, find out what GPs think about medical cannabis as we celebrate 1000 patients joining Project Twenty21. We share updates on the project, including new clinics and data insights, as well as initiatives working to improve medical cannabis in the UK. We also announce new events related to the project and medical cannabis  …


Project Twenty21 - June Update

In this update, we reveal a new clinical analysis of epilepsy T21 epilepsy patients and share the latest data and patient stories from Project Twenty21. We also announce new events related to the project and medical cannabis more generally. Learn more about Project Twenty21 Over the past month, we’ve been working away behind the scenes  …


Project Twenty21 - May Update

In this update, we reveal the first paper to be published from Project Twenty21! We also share the latest data and patient experiences, as well as a video showing what it’s like to be a prescriber with Project Twenty21. We also announce new events related to the project and medical cannabis more generally. Learn more  …


Building a Career in Drug Science

After hearing feedback about challenges finding career opportunities from the Drug Science Student Society, this webinar provides insight into the careers available in the industries of psychedelics, cannabis, and addiction treatment. With speakers including healthcare workers and both industry and research executives, this webinar will help you find a career working with drugs. With more than  …