Cannabis-based medicines: expert panel

An expert panel of clinicians has been set up to assess applications for special licences to prescribe cannabis-based medicines.



The government has announced a review of cannabis-based medicines. During the period of the review, the government will consider licence applications for the use of cannabis-based medicines in exceptional cases where there is an unmet clinical need. This expert panel, made up of clinicians, will advise ministers on any licence applications to prescribe cannabis-based medicines.

Published 27 June 2018
Last updated 3 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Email for the Expert Panel updated.
  2. Added a paragraph under - Process for considering a license.
  3. Added a link to guidance on the expert panel's ways of working.
  4. Added a link to panel members biographies and disclosures of interest.
  5. First published.