28 Oct Professor Mike Barnes On The Urgent Need For Medical Education In Cannabis.

See ‘Cannabis Advocates Really Need To Stop Accusing Doctors of Being Bribed By Pharmaceutical Companies.’

The urgent need now is physician education. Doctors just don’t know about the endocannabinoid system. They have never been taught it and thus don’t understand it and certainly don’t appreciate the benefit of medicinal cannabis. Only education will slowly change entrenched positions.

The launch of the Academy of Medical Cannabis next week will go some way to help – see the website. I hope that the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, also launched next week, will enable like-minded doctors to ‘spread the word’ and provide patients with a contact to a trained and knowledgeable clinician to prescribe for them.

Professor Mike Barnes is a consultant neurologist and has been a member of the CLEAR Advisory Board since July 2016.

  • Wendy Goodwin

    For a long,long times since I heard about the Endocannabinoid System(ECS) I have “Ranted” on about it being taught in all education establishments from Schools to Medical Schools alongside all the other body systems but who is there to teach the teachers? Most cannabis users know about it because they read and use the Webb for research but “Joe Bloggs” needs to know aswell so that they can make informed choices about their future medical care. Hopefully the stigma will go from cannabis and real knowledge and understanding of how it can help deficicient ECS ‘s to help the body heal itself. Let us wait and see if after November 1st 2018 a lot more children AND adults will get the medicine that could help change their lives. Researchers keep up good work we need you more than ever. It has happened a year earlier than I thought, following GWP’S information when it would be able to sell Epidiolwx in US in 2018 and U.K. 2019, how did they know that? I imagine the Recreational (whatever that is) will be legalised earlier aswell as THEY work out how to tax the £93 billion grown in U.K. that will be needed to pay the Divorce bill!

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