Legal Cannabis

No

Cannabis is illegal to grow, possess, sell or distribute in the UK. 

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The only hint of something

The only hint of something close to medicinal use being legal in the UK is prescribed Sativex, which is a Cannabis derived drug for suffers of severe MS who haven't responded to other treatments.

However production of any scale is illegal and carries a maximum term of 14 years in prison and an unlimited fine.

Matt.

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CBD oil is legal as well or

CBD oil is legal as well or at least the homeoffice released a freedom of information saying it wasn't on the controled substance list. 

https://www.hertshemp.com/is-cbd-legal 

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"However production of any

"However production of any scale is illegal and carries a maximum term of 14 years in prison and an unlimited fine."

This may be true in theory but the reality is that many forces have little interest in someone growing a couple of plants for their own use, be it recreational or medicinal. In the unlikely event of you being caught it's likely a caution is the worst you can expect.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jul/22/police-wont-target-pot-smokers-small-scale-growers-commissioners

The fact remains, in answer

to the specific question "Is there any LEGAL way to grow cannabis at your home for medical purposes?" - NO.

Anything else, if discovered, will incur the cannibis fine (minimum), and confiscation of equipment and destruction of any crop.

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That's not quite true,

That's not quite true, cannabis is being grown in the UK under licence and in theory you could apply for a licence, You wouldn't get one yet but little steps grow just as big as the plants.

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Only a dozen

licences were issued in 2014 and for the purposes of the OPs question the answer is almost certainly no because they would not be able to get a licence for home grown, medicinal cannabis.

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Your answer has changed from

Your answer has changed from a big capital NO to an almost certainly no. 

There is nothing stopping anyone from applying for a licence which is issued under section 5 and 12 MDR 2001.

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NO, NO and NO

clear enough? The OP has zero chance of successfully applying for a licence to grow cannabis in a residential property for their own medicinal purpose and even less chance of getting a licence to grow it for anyone else. It requires properly licenced and equiped facilities, not a cannabis farm in the loft!

Of course there is nothing to stop anyone applying for a licence but I am not sure that is what the OP was asking.

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Providing the various licence

Providing the various licence conditions are complied with, the Home Office cannot unreasonably refuse such a licence.  If it does then it will be subject to judicial review.  The licence conditions that need to be met are security and the prevention of ‘diversion’ of the cannabis into illicit or unlicensed hands. 

I agree it would be very difficult but not impossible. The more people who apply the harder it will be to keep refusing.

Has anyone took it to judicial review yet, be interesting to see that happen.

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You changed your reply whilst

You changed your reply whilst I was answering. 

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The op was asking if there

The op was asking if there was a legal way to grow cannabis at home for medical purposes and I believe there is a way but it would be very expensive and difficult to achieve at the moment.

Rodney Cotton had 2 cases thrown out at Crown Court a few years ago before he pleaded guilty and recieved a 12 month sentence.

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I did not change it

I added to it to reinforce it.

I am not interested in pontificating about the potential for increasing the availability of a dangerous drug or in discussing my reasons for that opinion. 

The OP has had their replies.

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The question isn't about

The question isn't about whether cannabis is dangerous or not, it's about legally growing it in your own home. After a bit of googling I found that a Court Case is on hold at the moment until their is a judicial review. I can imagine the judicial review may not be favourable to wanna be home growers but it's a step forward for them.

Cannabis didn't hurt Queen Vic how old was she when she died, opium didn't seem to hurt her either. Maybe it's the additives that are the danger not the substance itself.

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What 'additives' would those

What 'additives' would those be? I suspect you know very little about quite a lot.

Medical use

Hello it is OP here:)

Some of You have doubts about potential harm of cannabis. In my particular case, cannabis would be used as a sleep aid as it is less harmfull than syntethic drugs and more potent than OTC drugs. I have chronic insomnia confirmed by doctors. I also could apply for proper license if there is any for small(1-2 plants) home plantation.

There is no 'proper' license

There is no 'proper' license that I am aware of to enable a member of the public to grow cannabis at home. You have been informed it's illegal to do so. However, illegal or not, plenty of people take the very small risk involved in growing a couple of plants at home, the likely penalty for which, if caught, would be negligible. Up to you to weigh up the risks and benefits.

I think Micky_Mango's post

I think Micky_Mango's post sums up the situation asked about.

There seems little point in continuing to debate the morality on a forum which exists purely for specific advice which has now been given.

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OP - please read

The reason I did not mention the licence when I replied to your OP is that I was sure that it would give you false hope.

Regrettably another reply has done exactly that. Under current arrangements you will not get a licence. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/fil...

There are easier and cheaper ways of obtaining the substance that you believe you need.

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Mr Law Interest you edit your

Mr Law Interest you edit your posts to make them fit the situation (not really cricket that). The link you provided only bolsters up what I have stated in my posts.

micky mango your right with your assumption you only need to read my signiture to work that out. I do agree with what your saying about the consequences of growing a couple of plants being negligible.

Paul r we are talking about the legalities and not the right or wrongs of it. Unless you mean my reference to Queen Vic.

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