Cancard officially launched in the U.K.

Today (30th November 2020), medicinal users of Cannabis can officially apply for their Medical Cannabis Card in the UK. The scheme has been designed with doctors and is backed by the Police Force to protect medicinal users from prosecution. As one Police chief said “No-one wants to see a patient in custody”.
Is Medicinal Cannabis About to Become Widespread in the UK? | by Dean  Richards | Politics in Britain | Medium
This effectively has the potential to decriminalise cannabis for millions of users across the UK.

You can receive a Cancard if you have any of the a list of ailments at the bottom of the page.

There is a process that you need to go through in order to qualify for your CANCARD.  The patient must have a diagnosis from their GP that is being prescribed privately, have tried two different forms of medication or have discussed and discounted with their GP these options due to unwanted side effects or dependence concerns, are unable to afford a private prescription, are required to possess a small amount of cannabis to manage their symptoms, and are at risk of criminalisation.

To start the process there is a short sign up process that takes about 10 minutes. For this you will need your passport, NHS number and a medical report or your doctors contact details so that they can confirm your condition.

We believe the more people to sign up to the scheme the better as reduced the risk of prosecution as well as helping to build the momentum for the campaign to legalise cannabis.
Cancard – One Million UK Adults Eligible for New Medical Cannabis Card–  Cannacares
 

Cancer:
Anxiety
Chemotherapy induced nausea
Cancer related appetite loss
Depression
Palliative care

Gastrointestinal:
Crohn’s disease
Ulcerative Colitis
IBD
IBS

Neurological:
Autistic spectrum disorder
Epilepsy
Migraine
Cluster headache
MS
Neuropathic pain
Parkinson’s disease
FND
MND
Cerebral Palsy

Pain:
Arthritis/RA
Chronic pain
Fibromyalgia
Migraine
Cluster headaches
Neuropathic pain
Palliative care
EDS

Psychiatric:
ADHD
Anxiety
Agoraphobia
ASD
Depression
Insomnia
PTSD
OCD
Tourettes

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