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Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (30 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...peculiarly difficult to find out what is really going on. The drug scene constantly mutates: you can monitor usage of some particular drugs but you can be pretty sure that if you find that there is a dip in the use of cannabis, it is because there is an increase in the use of ecstasy or whatever. It is very hard to keep track of it. I notice that in the report on new psychoactive...

Mental Health: Young People — Question for Short Debate (30 June 2015)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield: ...the least likely to engage with existing services. The task force found good examples of workers trained to deliver support in a flexible, approachable and joined-up way to help reach some of the most needy young people. What really brought this to life for me was the case study of Jay, a 17 year-old cannabis dealer involved in gang activity, who was mistrustful of professionals, fearing...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (30 June 2015) See 7 other results from this debate

Lord Howarth of Newport: .... We ought to aim at that. We should encourage responsible conduct by people who would seek to supply psychoactive substances to the market in this country. There is evidence that many people operating cannabis cafes in the Netherlands for example, particularly because they are under pretty close police and other supervision, take good care to ensure that the products that they offer are...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (29 June 2015)

Lord Fearn: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legislation governs the use of cannabis in the United Kingdom.

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (23 June 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...available one substance in each of the three principal classes of drugs. The first would be a stimulant—it might be MDMA, better known as ecstasy. The second would be a depressant, which might be cannabis—the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, spoke of the significance of the ratio of THC to CBD within any individual variety of cannabis. If you have no THC, you have no...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (23 June 2015) See 20 other results from this debate

Lord Bates: ...it is possible to license some of these drugs so that they can continue to be tested. We were talking earlier about how universities and research institutions can continue testing on drugs such as cannabis. That is a key point: that testing will go on. I will make sure about that before Report.

Drugs: Cannabis — Question (17 June 2015) See 9 other results from this debate

Baroness Meacher: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to reschedule cannabis from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 to enable its use for medicinal purposes.

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]: Second Reading (9 June 2015) See 7 other results from this debate

Lord Winston: ...Imperial College, which is why I did not put my name down to speak. When I was chairman of the Science and Technology Select Committee some years ago, we looked intensively at the medicinal uses of cannabis. One of the pieces of evidence was very compelling and enabled us to think about rather permissive legislation. It was that a number of people who had medical conditions, such as...

Dyfed Powys Police Helicopter (9 June 2015)

Mike Penning: ...different roles that the helicopters have. They do everything from rescues—even though other facilities can be called on in this part of the world and in other parts of the country—to tackling organised crime and, in particular, cannabis growing. Hon. Members may not yet have had an opportunity to see some of the videos available from heat-seeking cameras, which help us to know...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis: Misuse (9 June 2015)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been hospitalised from the effects of consuming skunk cannabis in the UK in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cannabis: Death (8 June 2015)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died from the effects of consuming skunk cannabis in the UK in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (4 June 2015)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested and (b) prosecuted for the possession of skunk cannabis in the UK in each of the last five years.

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (2 June 2015)

Lord Patel of Bradford: ...at his feet. Two days earlier, Joe had been held in a police cell overnight on suspicion of drink-driving. Joe was 17. I also spoke of 17 year-old Edward Thornber, who in 2011 was caught with 50p worth of cannabis. Distraught at the thought of life with a criminal record, he hanged himself. Those two children were robbed of their future, and their families robbed of sharing it and seeing...

Debate on the Address: Home Affairs and Justice (28 May 2015)

Peter Lilley: ...alliance with my now dear departed friends in the Liberal Democrat party. I supported a free press against the Leveson attempt to introduce state control of our free media. I have advocated legalising cannabis. However, belief in human rights and civil liberties is not the same as belief in the Human Rights Act or the European declaration of human rights. They are not identical, although...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Psychoactive Substances (18 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Basil McCrea: ...attention. All that leads me to conclude that the issue of drug culture in our society is perhaps one that we have to deal with. Even now, there is discussion about whether there are health benefits from cannabis, what exactly the effective ingredients in it are and whether it is something that we should be looking at with regard to medicinal use. The whole issue is about understanding...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Psychoactive Substances (18 May 2015)

Alex Easton: ...those drugs to seek medical help urgently. Currently, 107 different synthetic cannabinoids have been identified across Europe, and potency is hugely variable. They are often a lot stronger than cannabis and may even have completely different effects. In Northern Ireland, the issue of legal highs has received much media attention. However, there is no official recorded information,...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drugs: Young People (20 March 2015) See 2 other results from this answer

Charles Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people under 18 years of age have been treated in NHS-funded mental health units for cannabis-induced psychosis in each of the last five years.

Intelligence and Security Committee: Road Traffic (16 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Robert Goodwill: ...can be no opportunity for loophole lawyers to get people off or for people to use the defence that they were accidentally exposed to drugs by, for example, sitting next to somebody who was smoking cannabis or handling an item that had been used for cocaine. It is important to remind the House that existing legislation on impairment remains on the statute book, and many prescribed drugs...

Bills Presented — Standardised Testing for Diabetes (People Aged 40 and Over): Horses and Ponies (Live Export) (11 March 2015)

Gregory Barker: .... Imagine the tax revenue we are losing by letting this trade flourish under the radar, never mind the value of their proceeds from crime. The case of a horse dealer from Northern Ireland, caught smuggling nearly 25 kg of cannabis worth nearly 250,000 in his horsebox, is just one example of the kind of trade we are dealing with. The charity World Horse Welfare estimates that a lorry...

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