PLEA (FOR QUALITY OF LIFE WITH MEDICAL CANNABIS)
Our Vision: For all UK patients to have access to cannabis-based medicinal products integrated within mainstream healthcare
Our Mission: PLEA advocate for quality of life with medicinal cannabis, enabling patients to access their medicine free from the harms of stigmatisation, geographical inconsistencies and financial barriers. We will support research into the safety and efficacy of cannabis-based medicinal products, to enable evidence-based prescription for all.
Our Story: Founded by a team of experienced patient advocates, PLEA was established to challenge the inequalities in access to cannabis-based medicinal products in the UK. Despite a 2018 schedule change allowing prescribing of medical cannabis, patients are still faced with multiple barriers, including misinformation, stigma, and financial constraints, preventing access to potentially life-changing medicine. With a focus on harm reduction, PLEA works to engage patients, doctors and researchers to remove these barriers to access and accelerate the integration of medicinal cannabis within mainstream healthcare.
As a non-profit organisation, PLEA will only invest in projects that address accelerating access to prescribed CBMPs. We shall advocate for the patient community whilst remaining impartial and are not incentivised, influenced or motivated by financial gain. Our resources are offered to patients free of charge.