Medical Cannabis Referral Service

Medical Cannabis Referral Service available at Peak Pharmacy - Person with back pain

Medical Cannabis Referral Service

Peak Pharmacy has partnered with Sapphire Medical, one of the UK’s leading providers of medical cannabis. If you are interested in medical cannabis and want to find out whether it is suitable for you, then read on or visit one of our participating pharmacies to see if it is suitable for you.

Is Medical Cannabis Legal In The UK?

Medical Cannabis is a term used to describe cannabis-based products that are used to treat various medical conditions. In the UK, medical cannabis has been legal for prescription by a specialist doctor since 2018. This means that specialists are able to prescribe cannabis-based products to patients with certain medical conditions if they believe it will be of benefit. However, it is important to note that medical cannabis is still a highly regulated substance in the UK and is only prescribed in certain cases where other treatments have not been effective. If you are interested in using medical cannabis, speak to one of our pharmacists to determine if you are eligible.

What Can Medical Cannabis Be Used For?

Medical Cannabis can be used for many different conditions including…

Pain Conditions such as… Cancer-related pain, Chronic pain, Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, Fibromyalgia, Chronic regional pain syndrome, Migraines, Cluster headaches, Neuropathic pain, and Palliative care.

Neurological Conditions such as… Autistic spectrum disorder, Epilepsy (adults/children), Migraine, Cluster headache, Multiple sclerosis, Neuropathic pain, Parkinson’s disease.

Psychiatric Conditions such as… Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Tourette’s syndrome, Insomnia, Anxiety, Agoraphobia, and Depression.

Cancer… Cancer-related appetite loss, Anxiety, Chemotherapy-induced nausea and Vomiting, Cancer-related pain, Depression, Palliative care.

Neurological Conditions such as… Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Epilepsy (adults/children), Migraine, Cluster headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathic pain, and Parkinson’s Disease.

Gastrointestinal Conditions such as… Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

We always recommend speaking with your GP or Pharmacist before considering Medical Cannabis as a treatment option.

How Does The Medical Cannabis Referral Service Work?

Our Medical Cannabis Referral Service is very straightforward and as easy as 1, 2 3:

  1. We will assess your eligibility and, if accepted, will refer you to Sapphire Medical for final assessment and approval.
  2. Visit your nearest participating Peak Pharmacy and ask to speak to a member of the team about our Medical Cannabis Referral Service.
  3. If you are an eligible patient for the treatment, a prescription will be sent to the Pharmacy, and we will contact you once your order is ready to collect!

Visit your local Peak Pharmacy where you will be assessed by one of our specially trained team and start your Medical Cannabis treatment journey today!