Professor Michael Barnes, MD FRCP

, Clinical Director

Consultant Neurologist & Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Founder of Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, Honorary Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation at Newcastle University, Director of Christchurch Group, Managing Partner of National Neurological Rehabilitation Chambers, Chief Medical Officer of SOL Global Investments.
Professor Barnes co-authored the All-Party Parliamentary Group Report on the evidence for medical cannabis as part of its Drug Policy Reform, working with the Irish Parliament on the medical cannabis debate through discussions and lectures. He is a supporter of End Our Pain, the campaign for medical cannabis law change, and is also a Trustee of medical cannabis law reform organisation CLEAR, the patient medical cannabis campaign group United Patients Alliance.
As the first doctor to successfully negotiate a prescription for medical cannabis from the government (in case of Alfie Dingley), Professor Barnes is recognised as a powerful and influential voice in medical cannabis policy in Europe.