Hannah Deacon

Director, Maple Tree Consultants

Hannah Deacon is one of the most influential and high-profile female leaders in the UK’s medical cannabis sector. A trusted sector expert, as a Director of Maple Tree Consultants, Hannah’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the medical cannabis sector and real-world experience positions her perfectly to support businesses entering and expanding in this emerging market. Hannah is passionate about advancing the opportunities for trade, investment and growth in a sector that has the potential to change so many people’s lives for the better. Driven by a mission to ensure the patient is at the centre of the conversation in this developing sector, Hannah’s dedication to campaigning for patients’ rights in this space succeeded when the law changed on 1 November 2018, which led to cannabis becoming legal as a medical treatment. Her successful campaign on behalf of son Alfie Dingley, who lives with a rare and severe form of epilepsy, led to his doctors receiving the first schedule one license to prescribe whole-plant cannabis in the UK.