Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care
39 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0EU
Miraj Kavia firstname.lastname@example.org
23 April 2019
Dear Mr Kavia, Freedom of Information Request Reference FOI-1171690
Thank you for your request dated 27 March, in which you asked the Department of Health and Social
I am writing to you to request a list of all private entities in the United Kingdom which are licensed to
produce cannabis and how to apply for licensing.
I am a Stage 3 Hodgekins Lymphoma Cancer survivor and registered medical cannabis patient in
Canada with Dual Canadian and British Citizenship.
Access to Medical Cannabis should not be restricted to specific conditions in the United Kingdom and
should be a recognized form of treatment for Mental Health Phycological Health, as well as more
significant clinical diagnoses. Prescriptions authorizing access to medical cannabis from Canadian
distributors should also be recognized by the Health Authority in the United Kingdom.
The means to cultivate commercially to provide sufficient access to all cannabis products to medical
patients is a necessity. Clarity on the steps that will be taken to provide this to the public and the
application to become a licensed cultivator or distributor should also be available to the public.
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
DHSC does not hold the information you requested. This because we are not the appropriate
authority to contact on this subject.
However, you may wish to contact the Home Office, which may hold information relevant to your
Details on how to do so can be found on the following website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office
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