Discover the Medical Marijuana Resource Centre

MMRC is a resource centre, information hub and developing community for medical cannabis (medical marijuana).

We link patients who need medical cannabis with specialist doctors who can offer a prescription. At present, most prescriptions come from private medical cannabis clinics in the UK. But, since November 2018, more NHS doctors are becoming involved.

News & Events

Regular news and events will be posted here. To be kept up to date simply register by clicking here.

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First medical cannabis clinic to open in Scotland

Coming to a city near you…Medical Cannabis Clinics across the UK – will it happen? It has been 15 months in the making but at last it appears that Scotland…

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Cannabis based medicine for anxiety

Children and Adults with severe epilepsy will be able to access a cannabis-based medicine on the NHS from early next year. NHS England says doctors to prescribe Epidyolex from 6…

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Medical cannabis trial agreed to target 20,000 patients in the UK

Over the next 2 years up to 20,000 patients in the UK will be given medical cannabis. This initiative aims to create the largest body of evidence on the drug…

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Medical Cannabis lobbying builds

Lobbying from MP’s and Doctors is growing with Matt Hancock, (Secretary of State for Health and Social Care) being called upon to relax restrictions on prescriptions of medical cannabis. As…

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ICBC Berlin 2020

The conference grows…and this year over 2500 leading cannabis entrepreneurs and experts, from over 70 countries are expected to visit.

MMRC visited Berlin 2019 to research the rapidly changing Medical Cannabis and CBD environment across Europe and the UK. Our concept was introduced to professionals, specialists, suppliers and manufacturers and the response was positive to say the least.

It was encouraging to see such an energetic group of delegates – all wanting to network and become involved.

Doctors and patients are welcome to join our online portal by clicking here.

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What Do We Do?

Interested in becoming qualified to prescribe medical marijuana? MMRC offers accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses to doctors. These have proved popular with doctors and practitioners in Canada and Australia. Learn, develop and gain accreditation to prescribe medical cannabis.

Take a look at our training courses here.

We also match specialist doctors with patients who need a medical cannabis prescription. We offer these patients information on medical cannabis, such as:

  • How to get a prescription
  • Informative articles
  • Data from clinical trials on the benefits of medical marijuana.

See some of our recent articles here.

Cannabis Facts

UK is one of largest producers and exporters of legal cannabis in the world. Netherlands is second biggest exporter with 16.4% of the market.

Source: Invest On trend

95 Tonnes

The UN’s International Narcotics Control Board said that in 2016, the UK produced 95 tonnes, accounting for 44.9% of the global supply.


Canada produced 80.7 tonnes. 2.2 tonnes were shipped out of the UK, accounting for 67% of global exports of legal cannabis - most being used to produce Sativex® for treatment of MS.


In November 2018 medical cannabis was approved for prescription in UK. MMRC aims to help patients obtain a prescription from specialist doctors.


How do I get a prescription for medical marijuana?

Currently very few people in the UK are likely to get a prescription for medical cannabis. MMRC is committed to help change this.

At present, it is only likely to be prescribed for the following conditions:

  • children and adults with rare, severe forms of epilepsy
  • adults with vomiting or nausea caused by chemotherapy

And it would only be considered when other treatments weren’t suitable or hadn’t helped.

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Is medical cannabis appropriate for my condition?

What are the health risks associated with cannabis?