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Achieving our priorities

CIC Working Groups

The Cannabis Industry Council’s working groups drive forward key priorities. Open to all members, the working groups highlight key areas for change across the industry.

Details of the working groups can be found below.

Environment, Social & Governance

Chaired by Sam Cannon and Hamish Clegg, the group explores  opportunities to define standards for business, patient engagement & environmental impact.


Chaired by Tony Reeves, the group works on priorities to drive forward progress, standardisation and growth across the Hemp industry, and to further the aims of the Council. 

Prescription Cannabis

Chaired by James Smith and Dr Sunil Arora, the group works to establish medical cannabis as an accessible and respected treatment option for UK patients.

CBD (wellness)

Chaired by Damien Bove, the  group aims to drive forward progress and growth in the consumer CBD space. This includes all B2C products, such as oils, drinks, and cosmetics.

Research & Science

Chaired by Dr Shanna Marrinan, the group commissions & explores research including economic analyses & condition-specific case studies


Chaired by Ricardo Geada, the group will review a range of international experiences, assess the existing global market, and carry out impact reviews into this area.


Chaired by Elisabetta Faenza, the group set and define the standards for the industry around seven critical areas for Hemp, Cannabis Food Supplements and CBPMs.

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