Cannabis Voices

Mike Barnes and Hannah Deacon - changing the face of medical cannabis in the UK

August 12, 2020 Professor Mike Barnes and Hannah Deacon Episode 16
Cannabis Voices
Mike Barnes and Hannah Deacon - changing the face of medical cannabis in the UK
Show Notes

Professor Mike Barnes and Hannah Deacon are two names that are synonymous with the road to medical cannabis legalisation in the UK.

Their paths crossed when Hannah was campaigning for her son Alfie to get legal access to medical cannabis at a time when cannabis remained a schedule 1 drug and its prescription illegal.

Thanks to Hannah's tireless campaigning (and Mike's support), Alfie became the first patient in the UK to get a license for medical cannabis, and since then Mike and Hannah have worked together on projects such as the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, Maple Tree Consultants and the magazine, Cannabis Health News

In this episode, Mike and Hannah discuss their own personal journeys towards becoming involved with medical cannabis, as well as the need for better education within the medical profession about cannabis and why we must keep patients rather than profit at the heart of the burgeoning UK medical cannabis industry. 

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