Consultant neurologist & medical cannabis expert

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Meet Professor Mike Barnes

A Consultant Neurologist and medical cannabis expert, for over 20 years Professor Mike Barnes has been at the forefront of medical cannabis in the UK.

From his work helping to bring Sativex to market in the early 2000s  to his ground-breaking report on the evidence for medical cannabis for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform in 2016, Professor Barnes is the UK's leading medical cannabis expert.

Leading the medical cannabis sector

Prof. Barnes has dedicated the latter part of his career to the development of medical cannabis awareness, education and clinical excellence.  He brings his expertise to global medical cannabis organisations, educates clinicians and patients and advocates for a sensible and robust approach to medical cannabis prescribing and UK industry growth.

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​As Director of Maple Tree, Prof. Barnes provides expert consultancy for leading organisations in the medical cannabis and CBD wellness sectors.

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As Chief Medical Officer of Drug Science, Prof Barnes works to provide an evidence base free from political or commercial influence, with the knowledge and resources to enact positive change.

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As Chair of the Society, Prof. Barnes is dedicated to educating clinicians and providing training and support to doctors prescribing this life-changing treatment.  

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As Chair of the CIC, Prof. Barnes brings together organisations working to promote medicinal Cannabis and Hemp. It is a collective voice for, and by, the sector.

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