Medical cannabis

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 21 January

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Medical cannabis was not far from the headlines in 2018, with a number of high-profile cases challenging current UK law. But what constitutes a cannabis derived medicinal product? How do the active ingredients work? What conditions could be treated? And who should be able to prescribe what? 

Discussing these issues and more will be neurologist and medical cannabis expert Mike Barnes, 'End Our Pain' campaigner Peter Carroll and Hannah Deacon, who fought to obtain cannabis oil for her son Alfie Dingley. 

About the speakers

Mike Barnes is a highly experienced consultant neurologist and consultant in rehabilitation medicine. Over the last 30 years, Mike has been dedicated to the development of neurological rehabilitation throughout the UK and internationally.

Peter Carroll is an 'End our Pain' campaigner, calling for a change in the law to allow doctors to prescribe cannabis to their patients, where they consider that is appropriate and likely to alleviate their symptoms. Patients would then be able to go with their prescription to a pharmacy to collect their cannabis, just as they would with any other medicine.

Hannah Deacon campaigned for her son, a boy with epilepsy, to legally bring medicinal cannabis oil through the UK border. 


The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

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