At Ascension Gardens, our mission is to redefine cannabis so that patients can receive the treatment they require, without any obstacles. We are an advocacy group who educate both patients and healthcare professionals on the benefits and risks associated with cannabis and cannabis-based products with an emphasis on targeting 3 key areas of personal health: pain, anxiety and sleep.
Edward is a former professional rugby player and is currently in his final year of medical school. During his studies, he noticed the only teaching provided on cannabis were the negative effects. For the past year, Edward has been studying the Pharmacology of cannabis and CBD. To further improve his knowledge, he has spent his spare time at talks hosted by Drug Science, David Nutt and other cannabis experts.
Edward is passionate about educating anyone wishing to use cannabis-based products so they are able to make informed decisions regarding their health.
Co-Founder / Training & Education Director
As a qualified pharmacist, Shay has extensive experience in the community sector. His passion for healthcare and drug science led him to discover the therapeutic potential of CBD. Now his mission is to share that potential through education and promoting the safe and effective use of CBD and medicinal cannabis products. Because of his background in science, he believes that scientific facts and evidence are at the heart of the work we do at ascension gardens. Which is why as lead researcher, he ensures that any information/guidance provided is supported by the latest evidence, so that people may better understand how nature can improve their lives.
Co-Founder / Research Lead
Mohamed’s vast experience in healthcare & oncology was one of the main reasons behind his journeying into cannabis based medicinal therapy. As a specialist, he witnessed countless chemo patients fall into a vicious cycle of adverse reactions and even more medicines.
He believes that Cannabis could be a solution to many problems which the healthcare industry, and patients face. Through ascension gardens, Mohamed is driven to bring about innovative change into the medical sphere.
Mr. Samuel Baldwin is currently undertaking a Ph.D. at St George’s hospital medical school at the vascular biology research center within the molecular and clinical sciences research institute.
Specializing in pharmacology, Mr. Baldwin is the current research advisor at Ascension Gardens. Providing insight into navigating the exciting new domain of medicinal cannabis and CBD therapies.
Shiv is a qualified pharmacist, who has experience in the community sector. Her specialities however, lay in drug science and research. Her work has helped collate relevant, exciting new data which has been used to form the basis of our educational material. She has a keen eye for pharmaceutical sciences and uses these expertise to understand how CBD can affect the human body.
Dr Andy Uhegwu is a highly qualified General Practitioner with extended roles. He has vast knowledge and experience in Medicines management, use of opiods in pain management and holistic practice. His interests in medical education, GP training, surgical practice, palliative care medicine and sports medicine; counsel and influence would be invaluable.
Dr Andy Uhegwu
Chief Medical Officer
With a degree in pharmacology, Janoo has the necessary knowledge relating to how the body reacts to medication. This skill led her to pursue a career as an operations manager for pharmaceutical companies, where her role was to oversee clinical trials for promising new drugs. This is why her expertise is invaluable in helping to deliver the most reliable evidence and research.
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As healthcare professionals, care for our patients is at the heart of our mission to promote easier assess to medicinal cannabis
We aim to make the medicinal cannabis sector as transparent as possible to build trust in the industry