UK to host first medical cannabis patient conference

UK to host first medical cannabis patient conference
Cannabis Health News

The UK’s first patient conference of its kind aims to “empower” and “celebrate” those who benefit from medical cannabis. The UK’s first medical cannabis patient conference is scheduled to take place on Friday 4 November, as part of Medical Cannabis Awareness Week. The event, hosted by Drug Science and Medcan Support at Oval Space in London, aims to bridge the gap between the professional cannabis industry and recreational-focused events, with an opportunity for patients and prescribers to come together and celebrate one another’s journeys. Speakers will be made up of medical cannabis patients, prescribers and advocates with individual talks as well as panel discussions, where individuals will have the chance to share their stories.  It will also host the world premiere of the documentary, Anything Can Happen, which documents the story of Dr Jen Anderson, a Canadian family doctor who fought for access to cannabis for her epileptic son – and the other patients she has since treated successfully. Dr Anderson, now a leading expert and advocate for the paediatric prescribing of medical cannabis, will be at the event with producer, Chase Gouthro, for a live Q&A after the event.

Speaking to Cannabis Health, Dr Anderson said: “I never meant to be a doctor giving cannabis to kids. I just started owning my story, and helping other families. Physicians need to address the fact that no parent is trying to hurt their child by giving them an alternative medicine. “ She continued: “I have a unique role as a parent and a physician. Working within the traditional medical structure has helped me to bring cannabis in, rather than keeping it on the fringes.  “Sharing my story has helped other families, but also means I have been able to connect with the medical community. They need to see and…

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