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“Our ‘Barriers to Access’ panel will discuss the main barriers facing patients in the UK regarding prescription cannabis #MCAW2022

Barriers to Access – “Our ‘Barriers to Access’ panel will discuss the main barriers facing patients in the UK regarding prescription cannabis. It will introduce the three current research and access schemes operating in the UK: Project Twenty21, and Sapphire access scheme. These schemes help to overcome barriers by focusing on Real World Evidence data to prove the safety & effectiveness of CBPMs so that medical cannabis can become available on the NHS while also subsidising medical cannabis. Discussions will be around cost, stigma, misinformation, lack of support/education and lack of NHS access.

Date: Thursday 3rd November

Time: 6:00 -7:30pm


– TBC at a later date.


– Panellists to be confirmed at a later date.

Part of Medical Cannabis Awareness Week 2022

4 years on from the legalisation of medical cannabis in the UK, we continue to see the same barriers persisting. #MCAW2022 aims to highlight what the most pressing issues and opportunities are and how we overcome them in order to best serve patients

With prior events involving over 50 speakers, 1500 live attendees and 60,000 people reached, PLEA is once again collaborating with patients, doctors, colleagues and organisations from across the sector.

All sessions are free to attend and will be available to watch back at a later date. Please register individually for each session you wish to attend:

Tuesday 1st November, 6:00 – 7:30pm: Medical Cannabis Research on Paediatric Epilepsy Panel

Wednesday 2nd November, 6:00 – 7:30pm: Women’s Health Panel

Thursday 3rd November, 6:00 – 7:30pm: Barriers to Access

Friday 4th November, 10:30am- 18:30pm: UK Patient Conference

Saturday 5th November, 12:00 – 1:30pm: The Future of Cannabis Cultivation

Sunday 6th November, 6:00 – 7:30pm: Industry Insights

Monday 7th November, 6:00 – 7:30pm: Condition Conversations

For more information on Medical Cannabis Awareness Week 2022, visit: pleacommunity.org.uk

To watch back MCAW2021 events, click here

To become a PLEA Community Member, visit: pleacommunity.org.uk/community-membership

#MCAW2022 🌱