Medical Cannabis: Licensing and Investment

In November 2018, the UK law was changed to allow specialist doctors to prescribe cannabis. Around the same time Canada legalised recreational cannabis. This change has prompted a growing interest in investment both here and overseas in cannabis derived products.

Such a change has led to a growing interest in cannabis products across the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the potential investment opportunities that it brings. This means that aside from medicinal use, there is now a evolving industry in respect of legal cannabis-derived products in the UK. 

We advise on all aspects related to the cannabis industry.  This includes advising corporates and individuals (both domestic and overseas) thinking about entering the medicinal/pharmaceutical cannabis industry in the UK or advising those based in the UK who are considering investing in cannabis industries in other jurisdictions.

Our advice is crucial to any individual or corporate interested in investing in the industry where recreational cannabis is lawful, as this may expose them to liability under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Medical Cannabis Legal Expertise

Our team of specialist lawyers is made up of experts from across the firm, who can advise on a variety of legal issues, including;

To date we have advised a number of corporates and individuals on cannabis related matters.

If you would like to find out more about how our medical cannabis experts may be able to assist you in the UK, please get in touch with Nicola Finnerty or Shannett Thompson

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