Results 281–300 of 600 for medical cannabis

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

Lord Bates: ...a result of the consultation, we can act quickly to address it. Let me deal with some of the other points which were raised. First, the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, asked me to confirm whether various medical groups and research groups had been consulted. Yes, they have, and they have been immensely helpful. I know that many in your Lordships’ House who spoke in Committee and on Report were...

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

Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend is right. I shall speak, first, about the barriers to mental health research—we know that the use of cannabis has links with mental illness, particularly psychosis—and also about the broader research into the potential medicinal benefits of the many products contained in the cannabis plant. That has been investigated in the United States, where more than 20 states have...

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 (26 Oct 2015)

Caroline Lucas: ...2015, Official Report, columns 32-36, what discussions 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.

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

Daniel Poulter: ...the Bill is that it will become illegal to supply or intend to supply the drugs, which appears to mean that mens rea will have to be actively involved. We need to consider how suppliers of the medications could try to get round the law. I mentioned Chinese herbalists. I use them only as an example; I am not in any way discriminating against or picking on them. I think that they are covered...

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

Paul Flynn: ...ban something people do not use it and that if we make something illegal it stops being used, but the reverse is true. The prohibition we introduced in 1971 has been a continuing disaster. We heard medical evidence from 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...

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

Lord Bates: ..., and the noble Lord, Lord Howarth, pointed me to when we met yesterday. It is a very moving story featuring testimony from a young boy in the United States with epilepsy who was taking medicinal cannabis to very helpful effect. No parent or grandparent would ever want to decry such examples, but of course they are individual stories or cases, and the duty in considering this is to look at...

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

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: Committee, there is common ground between these amendments and the Government’s position. As I said in Committee, it is the Government’s absolute and determined objective that bona fide medical and scientific research should be untouched by the provisions of the Bill. We will deal with the issue of research on cannabis when we reach Amendment 25. It is already the case that broad...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (30 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hamwee: ...include what is being proposed, when it will happen and what the process of that will be. On Tuesday last week, on the first day in Committee, I mentioned the problems of undertaking research on cannabis, through my amendment on medicinal cannabis. Those problems were described by Professor Curran and Frank Warburton in the report which I mentioned then. I am not entirely confident that...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2015)

Baroness Meacher: ...message. What the legislation is actually saying to young people is, “Carry on drinking and smoking, even though these things actually kill you, but don’t, for goodness’ sake, take herbal cannabis”—which of course has never killed anybody and, if it is the right consistency, can actually be helpful for people. The noble Lord, Lord Howarth, said that all these things are a bit...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (23 Jun 2015)

Lord Bates: That is a fair point, in that it is asking how this will be tested. We will come to those points because we are going to deal, to some degree, with medical testing and how it is possible to license some of these drugs so that they can continue to be tested. We were talking earlier about how universities and research institutions can continue testing on drugs such as cannabis. That is a key...

Drugs: Cannabis — Question (17 Jun 2015)

Lord Walton of Detchant: Is the Minister aware that, in 2000, your Lordships’ Select Committee on Science and Technology, of which I was then a member, conducted a major investigation into the potential medical benefits of cannabis preparations and cannabis itself. We were satisfied that smoking cannabis was just as dangerous in causing cancer as smoking tobacco, if not more so. Nevertheless, we received...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]: Second Reading (9 Jun 2015)

Lord Winston: ...Imperial College, which is why I did not put my name down to speak. When I was chairman of the Science and Technology Select Committee some years ago, we looked intensively at the medicinal uses of cannabis. One of the pieces of evidence was very compelling and enabled us to think about rather permissive legislation. It was that a number of people who had medical conditions, such as...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Psychoactive Substances (18 May 2015)

Basil McCrea: not quite the same, but it is pretty close: the sudden death of a 19-year-old who took some form of ecstasy that had been adulterated with poison. The real problem was that, although they got medics to her, they were not able to do anything. The doctor said — this is the issue with legal highs as well — that the problem is that there is such a cocktail of drugs in the tablets now...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Psychoactive Substances (18 May 2015)

Alex Easton: ...Health Agency is using its early warning system to raise awareness of the risk of specific groups of new emerging substances and is urging those who feel unwell after taking those drugs to seek medical help urgently. Currently, 107 different synthetic cannabinoids have been identified across Europe, and potency is hugely variable. They are often a lot stronger than cannabis and may even...

Scottish Parliament: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (12 May 2015)

Elaine Murray: the agencies of that state. As Christine Grahame said, a trafficked person may not realise that they have been trafficked. As agents of a foreign state the police, immigration officials and medical professionals may be perceived as much more threatening to the victim than the trafficker whom they know. The trafficker can play on fears about what could happen if the authorities get hold...

Intelligence and Security Committee: Road Traffic (16 Mar 2015)

Robert Goodwill: ...last week. He asked why we did not re-consult on the level. Although we decided that 50 micrograms was not the correct limit at the end of March 2014, we had to consult informally with a range of medical experts to ensure we got the number right, and that took time. Most importantly, we are confident that 250 micrograms is correct, as it successfully balances the legitimate use of...

Isil: New Clause 23 — Throwing articles into prisons (23 Feb 2015)

John Bercow: ...which might involve the identification of journalist sources, as recommended by the Interception of Communications Commissioner. It provides the same level of protection for legally privileged and medically privileged communications and for communications between people and their ministers of religion or their MP. New clause 5—Code of practice on investigatory powers: journalistic and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cannabis (6 Jan 2015)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy in regard to the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

Medical Innovation Bill [HL] — Report (12 Dec 2014)

Baroness Jolly: My Lords, this group of amendments relates to the scope of the Bill. As noble Lords are aware, the Bill relates to a decision by a doctor to depart from the existing range of accepted medical treatments for a condition. I make it clear that the Bill applies not to research but only to decisions relating to individual patient treatment. My noble friend Lord Saatchi and the Government listened...

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