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Everything you need to know about Medical Cannabis

Challenge your assumptions and discover how for some it can be an accessible, safe and effective form of pain relief.

What is Medical Cannabis?

Medical Cannabis refers to cannabis-based medicine used to relieve symptoms such as pain. They come in the form of oil or flower.

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Can Medical Cannabis help me?

There’s been global research and real-world data that shows Medical Cannabis can be beneficial for people living with chronic pain, especially where other medications have failed.

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Since 2018 it’s been legal for specialist medical consultants to prescribe Medical Cannabis for unmet clinical needs, such as chronic pain.

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Do people improve with Medical Cannabis?

Medical cannabis works by acting on our endocannabinoid system (ECS). This plays a part in our pain control, sleep and mood.


Of patients report pain severity improvement †


Stopped opioid usage †


Reduction in anxiety and depression †

We combine Medical Cannabis with care

Our priority is to help you live better with your pain so you can live your life. Our care values sometimes means not recommending medical cannabis.


We were the UK's first CQC-registered online pain clinic, rated 'Good' overall and 'Outstanding' for Well-Led.

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We’re a contributor to the largest medical cannabis research project in Europe.


Department of International Trade's 25 "One's to Watch" for Digital Health in 2021​

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

Our co-founder was selected to the programme, to develop innovative ideas into products to benefit NHS patients.


Your Medical Cannabis questions answered

Is Medical Cannabis legal in the UK?
Which Chronic Pain conditions can Medical Cannabis be prescribed for? 
Is Medical Cannabis effective in relieving Chronic Pain?
Will Medical Cannabis make me feel high?
Are there any side effects of Medical Cannabis?
Can I drive if I'm prescribed Medical Cannabis?

Feel confident in the care of pain specialists

We’ll take the time to understand your pain, your goals and help you navigate your options - including Medical Cannabis.

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Meet our clinicians

Our consultants and wider clinician team who'll look after you.


Dr Charlotte Small

Consultant in Pain Medicine


Dr Arun Bhaskar

Consultant in Pain Medicine


Dr Sarah Aturia

Consultant in Pain Medicine


Dr Alifia Tameem

Consultant in Pain Medicine

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Data from proprietary data sources including working with researchers from Imperial College and participation in research with Project Twenty21, Drug Sciences Project. BP (Pain Severity): 94% of patients reported an improvement in the severity of their pain. The percentage of chronic pain patients who reported any use of opioids had reduced from 441 (55.1%) to 177 (22.1%) indicating that over half (59.9%) of those using opioids had stopped all use of the drugs. >50% of patients with indications of major depression on initial assessment show significant improvement after 3 months of treatment with medical cannabis and an online pain management programme.

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