Results 261–280 of 600 for medical cannabis

Medical Cannabis (20 Feb 2018)

Crispin Blunt: (Urgent Question): To ask the Home Secretary if she will make a statement on the case of Alfie Dingley, whose parents and doctors are seeking access to medical cannabis to treat his epilepsy.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Maxton: ...player would be banned if he took a beta blocker, because a beta blocker slows the heart down, slows the pulse down and slows everything down, but if any other athlete took it, it might be for medical purposes—although it would not be to his benefit or advantage to do so. Thirdly, I gather that under this country’s present doping laws recreational drugs are banned by all sporting...

Drug Addiction — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Norman Lamb: .... The Australian study from a few years ago confirms the negative impact of criminalisation on all those people who end up with a criminal record. Criminalisation also hits many people who self-medicate because they are experiencing mental ill health. It has a massive impact on people who are already vulnerable, and because they choose to use a substance to perhaps take away the pain of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (14 Nov 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has commissioned any reports into the use of medical marijuana.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (24 Oct 2017)

Lord Patten: ...Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. That committee gave its views on this very matter last November. It advised, just like the advisory committee, that there is no known medical, research or therapeutic use for MPA; it is just used to abuse and there is no get-out in saying that it can be medically helpful in any way. It has all the side-effects that the Minister...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (16 Oct 2017)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many licences to conduct trials of cannabis-based medicines have been issued in the UK in the last three years.

Legalisation of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) (10 Oct 2017)

Paul Flynn: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to allow the production, supply, possession and use of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal purposes; and for connected purposes. This is the Elizabeth Brice Bill. Elizabeth Brice was a remarkable lady who campaigned for many years in this House to re-legalise medicinal cannabis. She was a brilliant person. She was a television...

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Sarah Newton: must be part of a treatment programme with recovery as the end point. I have been to the facilities and seen for myself how people are given clean needles and support and advice, but it is medically led by a doctor. That was a point that the right hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb) made, and it was reflected in the advice that we took from the ACMD. My hon. Friend the Member...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Baroness Meacher: ...of severely and chronically ill patients whose symptoms are currently not controlled. These patients are enduring years or whole lives with appalling symptoms and side-effects of prescribed medications. Tens of thousands of patients are risking arrest every day in order to obtain from illegal drug dealers the one medicine—cannabis—which they say controls their pain or other symptoms...

Scottish Parliament: People with Arthritis (Assistance to Work) (1 Jun 2017)

Pauline McNeill: ...people live with osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis. Anyone who has it will confirm that it is a very painful condition. There is some evidence to suggest that the use of cannabis can alleviate pain for some sufferers, and some people have called for use of cannabis under strict medical conditions. For example, countries including Germany and Canada and 21 states in...

Drugs Policy: Departmental Responsibility - Question (7 Feb 2017)

Baroness Meacher: ...policy at the UNGASS when it declared that evidence-based public health policy is here to stay? I know that the Minister is aware of the considerable evidence now available of the importance of medical cannabis to tens, if not hundreds of thousands, of very sick, chronically ill patients. If the MHRA is willing to work with the Home Office to develop ways in which cannabis medicine can be...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis (22 Nov 2016)

Crispin Blunt: ...and (b) the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has reviewed the latest evidence, including evidence on different regulatory approaches in other jurisdictions, for the use of medical cannabis.

Drugs Policy - Question for Short Debate (21 Nov 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...United Nations; and, thirdly, in the first two tranches of international controls on some of the most harmful new psychoactive substances. I will write to the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, on the Spice/cannabis differentiation, because I will not have a chance to respond on that point tonight. We will continue to press the international community to implement the recommendations of the special...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (27 Sep 2016)

Eamonn McCann: ...young people out of their heads on drink. There is a very interesting question as to why that happens. What is it about alcohol that leads that to happen? That needs investigation. It needs medical and social evidence to be brought before us before we can make a determination as to what conclusion shall be drawn from that. Let me make it clear: I am not saying this in any killjoy...

Business of the House (15 Sep 2016)

David Lidington: ...distinction over many years. I can confirm the arrangements that the hon. Gentleman mentioned with respect to the Chairs of the Select Committees. On the hon. Gentleman’s point about the use of cannabis in medical treatment, it is of course perfectly possible for medicines derived from cannabis—medicines that include cannabinoids—to go through the normal process of medical licensing...

Drugs Policy - Question (13 Jun 2016)

Lord Richard: Is the Minister aware—I am sure he is not—that I find myself at a total loss to understand the Government’s policy towards the use of medicinal cannabis? Is he further aware that there is now a mass of medical evidence to show that, in certain cases, it can be useful and helpful? Is he also aware that, in relation to the legalisation of medicinal cannabis, Germany, Spain, Italy,...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Lord Paddick: Making any activity of a particular kind illegal unless the Government add it to a list of permitted activities is a dangerous path to follow. It is time that we treated drug addiction as a medical issue rather than a criminal one, put drug addicts into treatment rather than into prison, and explored the practicalities and consequences of a regulated and controlled drug market. Rather...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Cannabis (29 Mar 2016)

Nick Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted for cultivation of cannabis in each of the last five years for which records are available; in how many of those prosecutions a serious medical condition was cited in mitigation; and what the cost to the public purse was of those prosecutions.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (23 Mar 2016)

Nick Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department provides to police forces on dealing with offenders who use cannabis to treat a serious medical condition.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (23 Mar 2016)

Nick Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many personal importation licences have been granted to non-EU citizens travelling to the UK with cannabis-based medication in each of the last five years.

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