The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis has a formidable in-house mix of medical expertise, political nous and analytical skills that our members can depend on to bring about positive reform. We’re also very well-connected indeed.
In 2018, our founders ran the successful campaign to legalise medicinal cannabis. We’re now making further progress, one victory at a time. When you’ve read more about the work we do, consider applying for CMC membership.
Achieving even modest shifts in policy – let alone the substantial changes that we aspire to make – demands in-depth knowledge of the workings of both Westminster and Whitehall. Having access to decision-makers on the inside is equally important. We meet both criteria. With our proven expertise, strategic advice and ability to engage with those who matter, it’s no coincidence that we’ll shortly be hosting the UK’s first All Party Parliamentary Group for the Cannabinoid Industry.
We don’t believe that those working in the sector should be doing so in isolation. Which is why we host unmissable networking events featuring exceptional speakers and panelists. In 2021, for example, we hosted the inaugural UK Medicinal Cannabis Summit in partnership with NICE and NIHR.
We’re in regular contact with senior officials in every relevant Government department and agency. Our public policy analyses have made us the natural choice for politicians to engage and consult with. Groups we’ve met, and will continue to meet, include:
The Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform
The Home Office’s THC consultation
The Government Chemist’s ring trial
Just as our expertise in our field is recognised by legislators and doctors, the media also appreciate the importance of hearing from those able to speak with authority. We have regular dialogue with respected print, broadcast and online media, and trade journals. We’re also active across our numerous social media channels.
Being analysts and strategists, we find and illuminate the trends shown in current data. Which means the latest analysis is always at our fingertips. And therefore at the fingertips of our membership, too. This ensures we’re authoritative and strategically sound, producing reports such as our Green Shoots: Sowing the Seeds of the New UK Cannabinoid Market (2021). We were also YouGov’s partner in the definitive report Left Behind: The Scale of Illegal Cannabis use for Medicinal Intent in the UK.
One of the complications of attempting to bring about change in the medicinal sector is that new and amended regulations can appear at any time. To prevent our members from being blindsided by these or other unforeseen rulings, we’re in continual contact with bodies including:
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The Home Office
The Office of the Prime Minister
Investment in businesses within the sector is vital for the success of both the companies themselves and the industry as a whole. There may, however, be reasons why some will find the process of securing such investment harder than necessary. To counteract those, we’re setting up the Investors’ Forum.
They’re formidable enough as individuals. But we have the entire set.
The CMC can draw on a diverse and complimentary range of skills. It’s a combination that’s enabled us to achieve the victories we’ve had so far. And it’s the reason we’ll have more in the future.
Become a member of the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis, and you’ll be in very good company indeed.
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Existing members enjoying the benefits of our research, communications, political activities, PR and networking events include:
The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis has a formidable in-house mix of medical expertise, political nouse and analytical skills that our members can depend on to bring about positive reform. We’re also very well-connected indeed.
In 2018, our founders ran the successful campaign to legalise medicinal cannabis. We’re now making further progress, one victory at a time.