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Mental Health — Motion to Take Note (15 January 2015)

Lord Farmer: ...be both a cause and effect of mental illness. The British Journal of Psychiatry reports that 80% of first-episode psychiatric disorders, schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like illnesses occur in either heavy or dependent cannabis users. Individuals using cannabis are doubling their risk of developing schizophrenia. This undeniable risk to mental health is why I am so strongly opposed to...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: Clause 51 - Applications for search and seizure warrants (15 January 2015)

Jack Dromey: ...suggest that the use of heroin and methadone, as well as many other drugs, has either increased or stayed constant. Furthermore, in the last year alone, Border Force figures show a 96% drop in seizures of cannabis resin and an 81% drop in seizures of ecstasy, with that overall failure letting more than 36 million of illegal drugs—a conservative calculation—flow into the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Drugs (15 January 2015)

Andrew Selous: ...(NOMS) records all incidents on the Incident Reporting System (IRS). The incident reporting system provides the option for the drug found to be recorded as any of Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Cannabis, Cannabis Plant, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, LSD or Tranquilisers. If the drug found is not suspected to be one of these, then the drug found will be declared as Other. This will include New...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis: Misuse (14 January 2015)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the extent of addiction to skunk cannabis in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cannabis (6 January 2015)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy in regard to the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

Medical Innovation Bill [HL] — Report (12 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Jolly: ...expose doctors to a risk of additional liabilities, and does nothing to deter good and responsible innovation under the current law. The noble Lord, Lord Winston, asked whether the Bill would apply to the use of cannabis, medical devices and off-label drugs. The Bill applies to any departure from the existing range of accepted medical treatments. This would include the use of off-label...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Multiple Sclerosis: Drugs (9 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the availability of sativex through the NHS with the classification of cannabis as a Schedule One substance.

Modern Slavery Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (8 December 2014)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...DPP. The defence is therefore designed to provide an effective protection against prosecution in the types of circumstances that actual victims of modern slavery find themselves in—for example, cannabis cultivation. The list of excluded offences in Schedule 3 can be amended by statutory instrument if experience shows the offences listed are not right and fail to protect vulnerable...

NHS (Ttip): Cannabis (25 November 2014)

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Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (24 November 2014)

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with police forces on steps to tackle cannabis cultivation across the UK.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Death (21 November 2014)

Norman Baker: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people died from the effects of (a) tobacco, (b) alcohol and (c) cannabis in the last year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Sentencing: Appeals (19 November 2014)

Robert Buckland: ...increased. Causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity; Sexual assault of a child under 13; Rape of a child under 13 Review of additional material – sentence would not be increased. Possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (Cocaine) and Production of Class C (Cannabis) Offender sentenced to a custodial sentence after breaching Community Order. New...

Christina Edkins (17 November 2014)

James Morris: ...26 March 2009, Phillip Simelane’s GP called his mother on the telephone. The report says: “There was a further discussion about whether P was involved with drugs, but she had not discovered any illicit substances. It was reported to the GP that P had admitted to using alcohol/cannabis in the past. The GP recorded that the plan was to refer P to the BCPFT Community Mental Health...

Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (17 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Hamwee: ...point, but I start as others have done—and as we should always start—with the victim, or as the noble Baroness, Lady Goudie, said, with the survivor. The Bill’s provisions are welcome. It is shocking that someone cultivating cannabis can be prosecuted while his traffickers are not. We will examine whether “compulsion” and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Drugs (11 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Mike Hancock: ...the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Royal Navy were dismissed for drug-related offences in the last three years; and how many such dismissals were for possession or use of cannabis.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Drugs (10 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Mike Hancock: ...the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the British Army were dismissed for drug-related offences in the last three years; and how many such dismissals were for possession or use of cannabis.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Drugs (10 November 2014)

Mike Hancock: ...Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Royal Air Force were dismissed for drug-related offences in the last three years; and how many such dismissals were for possession or use of cannabis.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 22 — Prostitution and sexual exploitation (4 November 2014)

Yvette Cooper: ...required. The horrors of modern slavery in the 21st century are still with us and the Home Secretary is right to raise such concerns about them. Victims include children forced into servitude or to tend cannabis farms; grown men exploited and held in dreadful, inhuman conditions, labouring under gangs; and women raped, beaten and pimped into prostitution. They are trafficked by gangs...

Slavery — Question for Short Debate (30 October 2014)

Baroness Hamwee: ...save that we cannot avoid the unpalatable facts of what happens in our own country. As the noble Baroness mentioned, there is a national and international list—and it is a much longer list than I will give. It includes cannabis farms, block paving, domestic servitude, agriculture and fishing, the sex trade and the manufacture of clothing, electronics and surgical instruments. I was...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — UK Drugs Policy (30 October 2014) See 27 other results from this debate

Norman Baker: ...That is an important finding that we ought to bear in mind as we go forward. My right hon. Friend the Member for Hitchin and Harpenden (Mr Lilley), who is not in his seat, made an interesting case for legalising cannabis. That is not Government policy, I have to tell him, but his case was coherent and others may or may not want to take it forward. The report’s stated...

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