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CBD has been extensively researched over the last decade and has been found to have many prospective health benefits. Using CBD regularly over an extended period of time can improve your daily life and help to ease certain symptoms such as inflammation, sleep issues and anxiety.


Reputable Societies & Associations

CBD has been extensively researched over the last decade and has been found to have many prospective health benefits. Using CBD regularly over an extended period of time can improve your daily life and help to ease certain symptoms such as inflammation, sleep issues and anxiety.

This page has been curated in order to provide a collection of useful links to a variety of associations, charities and establishments that can help you to better understand the world of CBD. This ranges from health benefits to legality and travel information.

Cannacares has no commercial links to the companies listed below, they are purely for the benefit of CBD users and potential users.

Food Standards Agency Advice on CBD 

Here you can find government-led consumer advice on CBD, as well as a host of research articles.

Government Legislation on Cannabis and CBD Products

This factsheet represents the Home Office’s view on the domestic control measures applicable to cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD) and controlled cannabinoids.

UKAD Advice on CBD

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is the national body responsible for creating a UK-wide environment of confidence in clean sport.
   This page highlights their policy regarding CBD in sports that use UKAD testing. Useful for any professional, competing athletes who are considering using CBD.

MedCan Support

MedCan Support is a non-profit community interest company who provide free resources and educational material on medical cannabis, the endocannabinoid system and the positive outcomes cannabis-treatment has had on so many people throughout the UK.

 They provide information and patient guidance on how to access private medical cannabis prescriptions in the UK as well as the latest information on legislation and policies regarding NHS access.

British Hemp Alliance (BHA)

The British Hemp Alliance (BHA) was formed in 2019 to lobby for change and remove the barriers to growth that are preventing the UK hemp industry from thriving. It is comprised of NGO’s, farmers, businesses, environmental organisations and individuals who want to support progressive changes in hemp legislation.

T21 Medical Cannabis Access with Drug Science

Drug Science was initially formed by a committee of scientists, headed by Professor David Nutt in 2010 with the belief that the pursuit of knowledge should remain free of all political and commercial interest.

They started “T21” (previously known as Project 21), which helps patients gain access to medical cannabis at a discounted price, while collecting data to build real-world evidence of Cannabis Based Products for Medicinal Use.

Drug Science then use this data to provide evidence for NHS funding of medical cannabis treatment.

Patients are asked to fill out a questionnaire once every 3 months and will receive a minimum of 5% off the price of their product.

Drug Science are completely independent and observational, meaning there is no bias when it comes to selecting a clinic or prescription.

PLEA – Patient Led Engagement for Access

PLEA is a volunteer-led non-profit community interest company that was set up to challenge the inequalities in access to Cannabis Based Products for Medicinal Use in the UK.

They work to ensure that lived experience is valued and patient voices are heard and the forefront of the development of the medical cannabis industry. All their work is dictated by their Patient Working Group.

PLEA’s Advisory Board is pivotal in their development as a patient-led organisation. They have been celebrated by a host of clinicians, academics, researchers and industry experts.

Access Kaneh

Access Kaneh are a truly independent Medical Cannabis Advocacy Agency. They work with a global network of Medical Cannabis companies that are guided by science and herbal tradition.

They work together with patients to gain access to trials and observational studies to prove the efficacy of Medical Cannabis, while also offering the latest global industry information and research of the field.

Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society (MCCS) is an independent community of cannabis clinicians. They are the first prescribers of such treatment in the UK.

The society itself is an expert-led, not-for-profit community, dedicated to bringing this safe, legal and effective medicine to people living with chronic conditions.

The MCSS believe that everyone who could benefit from medical cannabis should have access to it through the NHS.

They also provide medical and scientific community high-qualty education, training and expert support from the leading prescribers in the UK.

Cannabis Industry Council

The Cannabis Industry Council (CIC) is a leading membership organisation representing the entire UK cannabis industry. Membership is open to organisations and businesses which work or operate from the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

They aim to lead the industry to success by enabling it to speak with one voice.

Cannabis Health News

Cannabis Health News is one of the UK’s leading outlets for journalist-led cannabis news.

International Alliance for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM)

The IACM exist to advance knowledge on cannabis, cannabinoids, the endocannabinoid system, and related topics especially with regard to their therapeutic potential. This is achieved by:

- Supporting research into cannabis products and the endocannabinoid system. Promotion of exchange of information between researchers, health care practitioners, patients and the public.

- Preparation and dissemination of reliable information on the pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutic potential of cannabis and modulators of the endocannabinoid system.

- Monitoring and documentation of national and international developments with respect to cannabinoid therapeutics.

Prohibition Partners

Prohibition Partners is the discovery platform for B2B cannabis. They connect the industry and provide specialist information, data analytics and digital commerce solutions.


Cancard™ is an ID card - designed with the help of doctors, backed by senior representatives of the Police Federation and made for patients.

Cancard aims to bridge the gap between patients, doctors and the police. The card allows for the police to exercise discretion by understanding that the patient caught in possession is medicating for their condition.

Med Bud Wiki

Med Bud Wiki are an independent educational platform and directory offering reams of information for potential medical cannabis patients in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man.

They offer patient guides that provide informative directions on how to apply for medical cannabis. Med Bud Wiki also provide essential comparative metrics between prescription cannabis medications, clinics prescribing, pharmacies dispensing and the producers/brands supplying Cannabis Based Products for Medicinal Use.


Canex is a media platform for the next generation of CBD and cannabis users, entrepreneurs & investors exploring how CBD and Medical Cannabis are contributing to the evolution of the global wellness & healthcare market. Their mission is to inform, educate, and connect the global user community through news, reviews, events, and education.

They have developed a series of unique platforms that make up the Canex Group with the aim of progressing the awareness, opportunities, and accessibility of the CBD and medical cannabis industries.