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Results 1–20 of 2150 for cannabis

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments (26 Jan 2016)

Baroness Hamwee: ...relating to human medicine. There were some raised eyebrows at that point and I had better not pursue it now. But I assume that these provisions will enable research regarding the medicinal use of cannabis, about which we were particularly concerned and on which I moved an amendment. The possible limitation of research was one of the concerns underlying that amendment. I have a couple of...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]: Schedule 5 — Consequential amendments (20 Jan 2016)

Paul Flynn: ...its use increased again. By banning a drug, we make it more attractive, drive it underground, increase the prices, and have more irresponsible people selling it. I have been in this House for every cannabis debate—every drugs debate—for the past 28 years. It is the shared foolishness of the House to believe that prohibition works. It does not: it makes things worse. Drugs will...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]: New Clause 1 — New Psychoactive Substances – Prevention and Education (20 Jan 2016)

Mike Penning: ...last night that we needed to ensure that we are not preventing research. The Bill actually makes a provision for it, but the probing amendments of my hon. Friend were looking at the problems around cannabis and how we need to learn about its harms and benefits. I will ask my officials to continue that important dialogue after we leave the Chamber this afternoon. I had a really interesting...

State Pension Age (Women): Children in Care (7 Jan 2016)

Fiona Mactaggart: ...children within the advocacy service still disappeared. It is clear from the university report that half the children who disappeared—overwhelmingly, they were Vietnamese children who were trafficked into cannabis farming—disappeared before they had been referred to the advocacy service. There are clear examples in the report of how advocates worked very hard to protect...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving under Influence (8 Dec 2015)

Mims Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fatalities were caused by traffic collisions involving persons under the influence of (a) cannabis and (b) illegal drugs in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis (30 Nov 2015)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent clinical assessments his Department has made of the potential medical benefits of 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...


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