Number of sufferers of medical cannabis treatable conditions in the UK 2019

In 2019, it was estimated that there were between 1.5 and 2 million people in the United Kingdom suffering from Fibromyalgia, which legal medical cannabis is used as a treatment for in some countries. There are a further 400 thousand sufferers of Rheumatoid arthritis in the UK as of 2019 which could qualify for future medical cannabis treatment.

Conditions for which medical cannabis is legal in other countries, by number of sufferers in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018/19

Number of sufferers
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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Estimated number of sufferers for each condition.
* Cancer cases per year.
** Estimates between 1.5 and 2 million cases of Fibromyalgia.

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