What is MedCannID?

MedCannID is the UK’s first legally prescribed medical cannabis patient verification and support system that offers simple and effective help with identification for medical cannabis patients by means of a unique tamper-proof holographic physical photo ID card.

MedCannID membership gives you access to all the additional support services and benefits.

Are you eligible for a medical cannabis ID card?

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Have you been prescribed medical cannabis in the UK ?

Anyone with a current valid UK cannabis prescription can sign up to receive a MedCannID card to help you assert your legal patient rights and enjoy all the membership benefits.

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What are the benefits of MedCannID membership?

Membership benefits

• Access to group purchase discounts of up to 50% off RRP for equipment needed for consumption including vaporisers.

MedCannID physical card benefits

• A physical type of confirmation that you are a legally prescribed medical cannabis patient by means of a plastic tamperproof photo ID card that you can easily carry everywhere. Helps establish your legal patient status and asserts that you use cannabis on prescription for medical purposes to any authorities ie law enforcement, Public Transport Police. This can also be used in communications with your landlords, estate agent, HR manager, Employer, insurance companies etc

 •             In the event of medical emergency, medical personnel can be notified of your cannabinoid intake. This is very important to pharmacotherapy in emergencies.

 •             Helps to eliminate stigma at home, rented accommodation, work and in your community

• Assists in justifying carrying your medical supply and equipment like vaporisers etc

The physical card

The card is made out of hardwearing flexible plastic and it’s valid for one year .

It includes a photo, the patient unique registration number and details.

Additionally it has a holographic seal with embedded unique numbers and void technology as well as the registered MedCannID Holokote ® technology watermark.

HoloKote®, is a secure anti-fraud customised watermark that is printed on to the card surface during the normal print cycle and the MedCannID logo image is frosted into the clear overcoat application , resulting in a watermark like layer that can be visually verified when the card is tilted in the light. 

Furthermore, the MedCannID holokote design is registered with the fraud prevention database as used by “Project Genesius”, the Metropolitan Police initiative to counter crime in the printing industry.

Why is MedCannID so important with interactions with law enforcement?

There are now 1000s of patients in the UK who are being prescribed medical cannabis, entirely legally, but who may still be subject to checks by members of the police. It can be very distressing for patients to be questioned by police officers for possessing or consuming legal medical cannabis on prescription.

Furthermore, it can be a waste of police time and resources to pursue and criminalise these patients.   

Benefits to Law Enforcement from using MedicanID 

  • Law enforcement officers, transport police or other authorities can very quickly establish the legal status of a medical cannabis patient and avoid liability for potential illegal arrest and illegal seizure of life-saving medication


Alta Flora | CEO Gavin Sathianathan

MedCannID can provide critical support to patients consuming legal medical cannabis on prescription. We are proud to support this initiative which offers patients an opportunity to identify themselves to society as individuals who are consuming legal plant medicines to take control of their conditions and improve their quality of life.”

Arfon Jones | North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

“people who take medicinal cannabis should not have the additional worry of being threatened with the possibility of prosecution.”

“it is cruel and inhumane” for people to be criminalised for being seriously ill

Abby Hughes | PLEA co-founder

“MedCannID provides a unique, valuable service for patients like me who have a prescription from a specialist doctor to consume cannabis. PLEA are proud to support initiatives such as MedCannID which improve the quality of life of patients and diminish the stigma that legal medical cannabis patients face”

“Medical Cannabis Patients should not be living in fear of arrest”



Privacy is a priority for MedCannID and we have taken every necessary step to protect our members data. We are fully GDPR compliant and we have physical and network security measures in place with encrypted communication, firewall, SSL email secure server and storage of data on servers accommodating for the healthcare sector through our contract partners who are EU-US Privacy Shield compliant too.  

There are also extra Data Protection and Data security measures which specify our software developer partners compliance with PCI DSS , ISO 22301:2012, ISO 27001:2013, Data Loss Protection, Data Storage, Data Deletion or Redundancy and Incident/Threat reporting  in place for the software development

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