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Results 1–20 of 2150 for cannabis

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (17 Nov 2015)

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the evidential basis which shows that cannabis is harmful, cited in the Government response to the epetition, We demand the British Government reschedule cannabis.

Public Bill Committee: Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Supplying, or offering to supply, a psychoactive substance (27 Oct 2015)

Lyn Brown: I accept what the hon. Gentleman is saying. I think he was in the cannabis debate we had in Westminster Hall two weeks ago—[ Interruption. ] He was not; I am sorry. In that debate, I raised the issue of equity: somebody might be done for cannabis possession in West Ham but not in West Norwood, because police forces up and down the country take very different views about enforcement in...

Public Bill Committee: Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Overview (27 Oct 2015)

Steve Brine: ...cannot ever say that without smiling—or Clockwork Orange. Some of the quotes in the report by RAPt are shocking. They include the following: “Prisoners who had used Spice described it as being ‘like a crack addiction’ or ‘like cannabis, just a lot stronger’…Others have seriously injured themselves head-butting mirrors thinking they were being...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Research (26 Oct 2015)

Neil Coyle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research licences are under consideration by her Department relating to medicinal benefits of cannabinoids.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (26 Oct 2015)

Caroline Lucas: ...she has (a) had and (b) plans to have with (i) her counterparts in other Government Departments and (ii) the pharmaceutical industry on the medical evidence and research that exists on the use of cannabis for medical treatment; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Cannabis: Sentencing (20 Oct 2015)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are currently detained in UK prisons for cannabis-related offences.

Isil: Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords] (19 Oct 2015)

Carolyn Harris: ...fatal, as taking them even once may lead to lasting physical and/or psychological harm. So-called legal highs, which can come in powder, pill or herbal form, are designed to mimic the effects of illegal drugs, including cannabis, and can have stimulant or hallucinogenic properties. Most of the drugs are produced in China, India and, to a lesser degree, eastern Europe. Many local drugs...

[Andrew Percy in the Chair] — Immigration (19 Oct 2015)

Stuart McDonald: ...Selly Oak (Steve McCabe) and for St Albans (Mrs Main). Last week we saw a measured debate in Westminster Hall on a topic that everyone would agree was appropriate and that arose from a petition on cannabis. Regardless of Members’ personal views, the petition was set out rationally, could in no way be described as offensive—never mind prejudiced or discriminatory—and dealt...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Police Cautions (15 Oct 2015)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were cautioned for possession of cannabis in each of the last 10 years.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Cannabis: Prosecutions (14 Oct 2015)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Attorney General, how many people were prosecuted for possession of cannabis in each of the last 10 years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Arrests (14 Oct 2015)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were arrested for possession of cannabis in each of the last 10 years.

[Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] — Cannabis (12 Oct 2015)

Paul Flynn: ...the same source, and we have to take it seriously. The small percentages do not relate to the extent of the danger. I remind the House that Professor Nutt said that we would have to stop 5,000 people using cannabis to prevent one case of psychosis. That still makes it a serious problem, but the great lesson is that prohibition has caused people to suffer greatly. People have been...

Scottish Parliament: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (1 Oct 2015)

Jenny Marra: ...present an obstacle to prosecuting cases of child exploitation. Children are often exploited in ways that are less defined than forced labour and servitude. That includes forced criminal activity such as cannabis cultivation, shoplifting or enabling others to obtain benefits, for example through fraudulent claims. Such forms of exploitation can be prosecuted under the section 1 offence of...

Scottish Parliament: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill (1 Oct 2015)

Margaret Mitchell: ...that Scotland was not chosen because there were not sufficient numbers here to make a pilot viable. However, at the time, the cabinet secretary undertook to get more details from the Home Office. Given the number of cannabis farms that are being discovered—they are being discovered almost on a daily basis—and the link between cannabis workers and trafficking, I ask whether he...

Scottish Parliament: New Psychoactive Substances (29 Sep 2015)

Richard Simpson: .... Frankly, criminalising the things that we are trying to criminalise has tended to drive them into the hands of the criminal fraternity. In America, more states are now removing their ban on cannabis, and we should watch that experiment with great interest. There is a taxable, quality-assured market for it. It is not harm free, but it is likely to be a lot less harmful than it has been.

Dangerous Driving Penalties — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (17 Sep 2015)

Nusrat Ghani: south-east Sussex. In another incident, the driver who was behind the wheel of his car while twice over the alcohol limit was banned for six months. Another individual was caught with herbal cannabis and admitted to smoking the drug, but was only banned for 12 months and fined 300. I would like some clarity on sentencing and some sort of order to the convictions—sentencing...

[Valerie Vaz in the Chair] — NHS (Contracts and Conditions) (14 Sep 2015)

Paul Flynn: ...time, on a subject that terrifies MPs. We hide our heads under the pillow to avoid talking about it, but the public are very happy to talk about it in great numbers. That subject is the idea of legalising cannabis so that people here can enjoy the benefits enjoyed in many other countries that do not have a neurotic policy that is self-defeating and actually increases cannabis harm. But...

Business of the House (10 Sep 2015)

Chris Grayling: ...October will be as follows: Monday 14 September—Debate on an e-petition relating to contracts and conditions in the NHS. Monday 12 October—Debate on an e-petition relating to making the production, sale and use of cannabis legal.

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Report (Continued) (14 Jul 2015)

Baroness Hollins: ...I refer to my interests in the register but make it clear that I am speaking in a personal capacity. As a doctor, I think this amendment provides quite an elegant solution to the clear need to make cannabis available for medicinal purposes. That is the point of it. Such a law could address a need that has been clearly been there for quite some time and could be used to find a solution to a...

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