Cannabis in the UK: From Policy to Practice
Sitting Down With... Mike Barnes, Chief Medical Officer, Lyphe Group, London, UK and Chairman, Maple Tree Consultancy, Chester, UK.
How did you get involved in the medical cannabis field?
I began my career as a neurologist, with particular interest in how the brain recovers from neurological injury and long-term conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS). Even two decades ago discussions were well underway, exploring whether cannabis could relieve MS-associated pain. I was intrigued; if thousands of patients were willing to commit a crime to obtain and use these cannabinoid-inspired products, then perhaps it was worth investigating!
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