Amendment 15

Part of Medicines and Medical Devices Bill - Report (1st Day) – in the House of Lords at 8:15 pm on 12th January 2021.

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Lord Field of Birkenhead:

Moved by Lord Field of Birkenhead

15: After Clause 6, insert the following new Clause—“Entitlement of a doctor to prescribe medicinal cannabis productsThe appropriate authority must by regulations make provision to—(a) grant authorisation to place on the market of the United Kingdom high quality, standardised medicinal cannabis products for prescription by a doctor (including, for the avoidance of doubt, by a general medical practitioner),(b) permit doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis products, and any device or article that is required in the administration of such products, and(c) require the relevant regulatory and advisory bodies to obtain and evaluate relevant scientific and medical literature and data, including on long-term patients’ experience in connection with cannabis for medicinal use (as well as the potential for such use) with particular reference to—(i) the efficacy and therapeutic value of medicinal cannabis products,(ii) matters pertaining to the safety of medicinal cannabis products, and(iii) the medical conditions (indications) in respect of which medicinal cannabis products may be administered and used.”