About the Cannabis Industry Council

our aims

 The Cannabis Industry Council brings together organisations, businesses, and groups working in many different ways to promote the cause of medicinal Cannabis and Hemp. Together, we influence the future of medical Cannabis and Hemp in the UK and learn from and network with fellow sector organisations. 

A collective voice for a new sector
Setting and defining the gold standard

Our objectives

A collective voice for the medical cannabis & hemp sector

We define, set, and maintain the gold standard for sector organisations so that the highest possible standards may be achieved.

Through our subgroups, each Chaired by a member of the Executive Committee, members drive forward objectives in a range of areas of interest.

Agreed by member vote, the Council’s objectives are to:

Influence decision makers

Communicate with and influence industry stakeholders, Government and relevant external bodies.

Increase Patient Access

Increase patient access to medical Cannabis and Hemp products in the UK.

Publish research

Commission and carry out research and publish research submissions.

Challenge current Guidelines

Test current regulations and guidelines and where they are found lacking challenge them.

Meet the Executive Committee

The Cannabis Industry Council is managed by the elected Executive Committee. Some members Chair SubGroups.

Professor Mike Barnes


Anne Katrin Schlag

Matt Hughes

Patient Representative

Elisabetta Faenza

Toby Shillito

Charles Clowes


Jamie Bartley

Kate Thorpe


Crispin Blunt MP

Parliamentary Representative

Gillian Aitken


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Our membership comprises leading organisations and businesses working within or operating from the UK, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.

Every member of the Cannabis Industry Council can be found by searching the directory. To become a member, find out more here.

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