Where Can I Take My Medication?

Sal Aziz vaping his prescribed cannabis flower outside the Met Police Station in London next to the Sanskara Haze prop plant
Volunteer Sal outside the Met in London vaping his Medical Cannabis Flower with the 'Sanskara Haze' (prop) plant.

If you are among the thousands of patients who are legally prescribed medical cannabis, you should be aware that you have the right to take your medication wherever you go, without fear of discrimination or ridicule. Carrying your medication with you to public places such as restaurants, shopping centres, or even your workplace is your right and it is fully protected by law, specifically the Equality Act 2010.

While it is important to note that using your medical cannabis in public may draw unwanted attention and cause unnecessary drama, you should be treated fairly and with the respect and support you deserve as a patient. Nonetheless, it is always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and mindful of those around you.

As a helpful assistant, we have compiled a list of venues that allow the use of ‘Heated Nebulisers’ (Vaporisers) on their premises. We strongly recommend patients to contact any venue prior to visit and to review any relevant information or guidelines before traveling to these venues, so they can ensure a safe and comfortable experience.

If you have any information about a venue to add to our list that may help other patients, please reach out to us on our socials or by email.

NOTE: If you are removed from a premises or refused entry, contact the police and report it as a hate crime/incident. Or you can report it on the Gov.uk website – Report Hate Crime

Table Last Updated: February 15th 2024

Venue Name

Type

Location

Requirement

The O2 Arena

Indoor Arena

London

Guest should contact the arena beforehand to obtain a medical exemption form. On the exemption form it does note that medication may be checked by their team.

customerservices@theo2.co.uk

First Direct Arena

Indoor Arena

Leeds

Guests with access requirements to use their Accessible Entrance. This is not only often quieter and faster than the main entrance, but also means that medics are close by to check any medication, as required. There is also a lift at this entrance that can take guests up to their seating level.

accessibility@firstdirectarena.com

OVO Hydro

Indoor Arena

Glasgow

Anyone wishing to attend the venue with medical equipment should reach out in advance, so that their Health and Safety team can assess the customers' requirements against venue health and safety policies, procedures, and risk assessments. As long as they can safely accommodate a customer's requirements, there is no issue with the individual attending with their medical equipment. Each and every request will be assessed on an individual basis to ensure the safety of the customer is the priority.

info@sec.co.uk

Albert Hall

Music Venue

Manchester

Further information to follow, patients have confirmed entry with medication. Contact the venue prior to ensure a hassle free experience.

info@alberthallmanchester.com

Trafford Centre

Shopping Centre

Manchester

All medical devices that are required by people are permitted in the centre

TraffordCentre.Enquiries@savillspm.co.uk

Wembley Stadium

Stadium

London

Individuals submit a request via their online portal mentioned on the following page: https://help.wembleystadium.com/support/solutions/articles/7000041748-bag-policy

Emirates Stadium

Stadium

London

They will be more than happy to help supporters requiring nebulizers. All they ask is that the supporters get in touch with them beforehand to provide them with more information. Such as, the size of their equipment and any pictures, so they can provide this information to their stadium management team.

They would then ensure an exemption certificate is provided, to prevent any issues arising on the day.

fanservices@arsenal.co.uk

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Stadium

London

Use is expected in the outdoor space available.

access@tottenhamhotspur.com

AO Arena

Indoor Arena

Manchester

Further Information to follow, please contact the venue ahead of your visit.

accessibility@ao-arena.com

Selhurst Park Stadium

Stadium

London

Further Information to follow, please contact the venue ahead of your visit.

boxoffice@cpfc.co.uk

Riverside Stadium

Stadium

Middlesbrough

Further Information to follow, please contact the venue ahead of your visit.

supporters@mfc.co.uk

The Hawthorns

Stadium

West Bromwich

Further Information to follow, please contact the venue ahead of your visit.

SLO@wbafc.co.uk

Metrocentre

Shopping Centre

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Having read the information you included within your e-mail we have no concerns with your organisation using nebulisers while on our premises. Should you require any further assistance once you arrive at the Metrocentre, please don’t hesitate to visit one of our customer service desks located on the Green mall or the Platinum Mall.

https://themetrocentre.co.uk/contact

Hull Trains

Public Transport

East Midlands, Greater London, Yorkshire & the Humber

They confirm that they do allow use of nebulisers on board their trains and, should any customers require special assistance boarding and alighting trains they recommend the use of their Passenger Assist system This can be arranged by calling them on 0800 316 1323.

London Northwestern Railway / West Midlands Railway

Public Transport

West Midlands and Greater London

Although there is no specific clause or policy for nebulisers on our services, They suggest that if these are used on medical grounds, these could be used on their services.

https://www.londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk/contact-us/customer-relations

Pizza Express

Restaurant

Nationwide

Customers dining in their pizzeria are indeed welcome to use nebuliser devices on their premises. However, it's important to note that their team members are untrained to assist with the operation or any technical aspects of these devices. They encourage individuals who rely on nebuliser devices to be self-sufficient in managing their medical needs during their visit to their pizzeria.

 

If any further information or documentation is required to ensure a smooth experience for individuals with medical requirements, please feel free to provide it, and they will do their best to accommodate your requests.

https://getintouch.pizzaexpress.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Westfield Stratford

Shopping Centre

London

Inform security at the centre to ensure a hassle free experience.

Electric Brixton

Music Venue

London

Contact venue ahead of time to ensure security are informed and reasonable adjustment/accommodations can be made.

info@electricbrixton.uk.com

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