Speaking on: “Now it’s legal why isn’t it prescribed?”
“I have been interested in the medical applications of cannabis since my involvement with GW Pharma in early 2000s and the progression of Sativex to market. I signed off the expert report to the MHRA and this report has been used, with more recent evidence, to establish Sativex now in over 30 countries.”
In May 2016 I was asked by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform to write a report on the evidence for medical cannabis. This was published in September 2016 by myself and Dr Jennifer Barnes (and is available on the APPG web site). This report has been influential in progressing the medical cannabis debate in the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland.
I have assisted the Irish parliament in that debate through discussion and lectures to the parliament (Dail Eireann).
In February 2018 was appointed as Chief Medical Officer of Scythian Biosciences.
Great news in July 2018 that the Government will reschedule cannabis in Autumn 2018. Still more work to be done to ensure fair and equitable access.