Cannabis-based medicines expert panel: application form

Application form for use by the expert panel set up to assess applications for special licences to prescribe cannabis-based medicinal products.

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This form is no longer needed as the expert panel has now dissolved.



The purpose of the expert panel is to assess clinical aspects of applications for special licences for cannabis-based medicinal products, currently in Schedule 1 of the Misuse or Drugs Regulations 2001. The application process is designed to test whether it is possible to demonstrate that an individual patient has an exceptional clinical need which can only be met through the use of cannabis-based medicinal products.

A clinician listed on the General Medical Council’s specialist register can apply using this form.

Published 27 June 2018
Last updated 14 November 2018 + show all updates
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