UK medical cannabis expert wants Kiwi doctors upskilled
The UK neurologist who will advise NZ doctors on prescribing medicinal cannabis, professor Mike Barnes is calling on the profession here to get itself ready to prescribe the drug. Endorsed by the Royal NZ College of GPs, he will give talks around the country later this month. He is recognised as the leading European expert on medicinal cannabis. In 2016 Professor Barnes was tasked with writing a report for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform on the evidence for medical cannabis.The Ministry of Health last week issued proposed regulations for the use of medicinal cannabis and these are out for public consultation.