06. 10. 2023

The ABCs of SCRs: Accessing your Summary Care Record

The first step in accessing medical cannabis in the UK is having your eligibility assessed by a qualified clinical team. To do this, they need to access your health records, or your Summary Care Record (SCR).

21. 08. 2023

From taboo to treatment: Patients reflect on 5 years of legal cannabis

Patients in the United Kingdom were elated when the Home Office announced the legalisation of medical cannabis on November 1st 2018. Approximately 20,000 patients are prescribed legal cannabis-based medicinal products, mostly flowers, five years later. I spoke to six patients to find out how they feel about the law and what real-world impact it has had on their day-to-day lives. 

04. 08. 2023

Itching for a new treatment? Cannabinoids show potential in psoriasis management

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin condition that affects an estimated 2.1 million people in the UK, and August marks its month of awareness. This extremely prevalent dermatological issue is currently incurable, and subjects patients to uncomfortable red, itchy patches of skin that can crack and bleed, which can be very painful. 

20. 07. 2023

Pubs & Prescriptions: How establishments treat patients with medical cannabis

The UK is on the verge of medical cannabis normalisation. Industry experts predict that the number of patients receiving a cannabis-based medicinal prescription will grow exponentially in the next 18 months. This questions patients' rights to take medicine as, when, and where they require it. Is the public ready? To find out, we spoke to some local pubs and bars in Brighton to find out their policies. 

13. 07. 2023

What are the qualifying conditions for a UK medical cannabis prescription?

In this article we will look at the different medical conditions and routes of access UK patients can legally obtain a medicinal cannabis prescription through. Releaf recently conducted public surveys and published a report with the data titled Say No To Pain revealing 58.5% of the British population are likely to be unaware of the current medical cannabis laws.

23. 06. 2023

My journey with cannabis for Crohns disease: Greg de Hoedt

My name is Greg de Hoedt. I'm 35, and for half of my life, I have been using cannabis to treat the symptoms and manage the progression of Crohn's Disease. Using cannabis as my first line of medicine for nearly 20 years has taught me a great deal about the different strains and types of cannabis suitable for me and several health conditions.

31. 05. 2023

My cannabis journey: Nigel Burt

At forty five years old, Nigel Burt is waiting for his 23rd operation. This time to remove another section of bowel that is causing him daily discomfort and pain that he is only able to control by using medical cannabis. As a graphic designer Nigel has won awards for his work which has seen him in VR and 3D development with Samsung, Panasonic, Vodafone, Product Earth, Jordan F1, and Williams F1.

13. 10. 2022

Is medical cannabis legal in the UK?

Medicinal cannabis can provide people suffering from a wide variety of conditions with the relief they need that they have not been able to get before. Despite this, many people do not know whether or not medicinal cannabis is actually legal, and many people around the country will just assume that it is illegal due to the stigma that surrounds it. In this article, we will answer questions about the legality of medicinal cannabis in the United Kingdom, as well as how you can get medical cannabis if you feel like you need it.