Ronnie Cowan: ...people think these kids get recruited? Do people imagine that they just get randomly approached by dealers or cold called asking them if they fancy a life of crime? They are recruited through the cannabis market with the most promising youths being recruited for a County Line, dealing heroin and crack. By regulating the market we separate the link between organised crime and teenage...
Tonia Antoniazzi: According to the patients’ group End Our Pain, there has been a near total refusal of NHS trusts to back applications for medical cannabis. The Home Secretary has only paid lip service to two high-profile cases and has not proposed a workable solution for other desperate children and adults across the UK. The Prime Minister could show real leadership and solve this for hundreds of...
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons his Department charges the rate that it does for processing licence applications for medical cannabis.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have carried out any research into the number of potential beneficiaries of a relaxation of the current restrictions on the use of medicinal cannabis.
Paul Sweeney: ...parliamentary term. Another case was Duc Nguyen, who was not so much a refugee but was trafficked to this country from Vietnam. He was arrested and put in prison for being forced to work in a cannabis factory, released and then detained by the Home Office, even though its own guidance says that it should not detain trafficking victims. The Home Office recognised that. We need to have a...
Vicky Ford: My nine-year-old constituent is currently having up to 400 epileptic seizures every week, and his family believe that medicinal cannabis may be beneficial. Will my hon. Friend update the House on what progress is being made regarding the use of medicinal cannabis for epilepsy sufferers?
Nick Hurd: ...be, of the devastating impact that they can have on families and the individuals taking them and of how unsettling they are for communities. As he pointed out, such drugs are often more potent that cannabis and their effects are not well understood. Batches vary in strength, making it easy to use too much. Using such drugs can cause immediate side effects such as panic and hallucinations,...
Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with NHS England to ensure that consultants are aware of the licensing process for access to medical cannabis.
Tonia Antoniazzi: ...of State for Northern Ireland, what discussion she has had with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland the conditions of the licence for Billy Caldwell to ensure the availability of medicinal cannabis without the need to travel to Belfast.
Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has given to the respective health departments in the devolved nations on access to medical cannabis under licence.
Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he is having with NHS England to ensure that consultants are aware of the licencing process for access to medical cannabis.
Chief Inspector Burroughs: At the moment we are predominantly finding class A—heroin and cocaine. There is some cannabis, but we would probably say that that is more the lower level—what we call local dealers, within Reading. It is predominantly opiates and cocaine at the other end.
Cannabis: Medicinal Use - Question
Tonia Antoniazzi: ...Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will discuss with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland the conditions of the licence for Billy Caldwell to ensure he can receive medicinal cannabis without having to travel to Belfast.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether children suffering from epilepsy and associated illnesses will be able to apply for emergency use of medical cannabis after receiving the consent of a doctor.
Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the medicinal cannabis industry on the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of (a) cannabis and (b) cannabis-based medicinal products.
Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from pharmaceutical companies on the use of medicinal cannabis in the last two years; and if he will publish the information his Department holds on the position of those companies on whether cannabis and cannabis-based medicinal products should be rescheduled under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.
Nick Hurd: There are currently no plans to review the policy which gives rise to the licensing regime for cannabis cultivation. The long-standing ‘industrial hemp’ licensing regime exists to enable growers- large or small- to cultivate low THC varieties of cannabis for use of the seed or fibre in clothing or culinary applications. Cultivation solely for ‘personal use’ would not be permitted...
Jeff Smith: ...questions: first, does he think that approach is working and is that stopping people taking drugs? Secondly, if dangerous drugs are illegal, why is alcohol not, which is a more dangerous drug than cannabis or ecstasy?