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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: ...in 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: ...is 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: ...in 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...

NHS (Ttip): Cannabis (25 Nov 2014)

Norman Baker: Over the last year or so, I have met a number of credible people from all walks of life and with a range of medical conditions who have told me that the only substance that helps their medical condition is cannabis. However, they cannot secure it through the NHS and they risk getting a criminal record if they try to obtain it for themselves. Will the Minister look at the much wider...

Christina Edkins (17 Nov 2014)

James Morris: ...says: “There was a further discussion about whether P was involved with drugs, but she had not discovered any illicit substances. It was reported to the GP that P had admitted to using alcohol/cannabis in the past. The GP recorded that the plan was to refer P to the BCPFT Community Mental Health Team and ask them to assess P soon. The BCPFT Oldbury & Smethwick Community Mental Health...

Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (17 Nov 2014)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...making support provisions for victims. The current model of assistance, which has already been referred to, through the national referral mechanism, provides only 45 days of shelter and legal and medical assistance. After that time they must leave and are in effect abandoned. What happens to them then? They are all alone in a strange country, maybe not speaking the language and without any...

Slavery — Question for Short Debate (30 Oct 2014)

Baroness Hamwee: ...the unpalatable facts of what happens in our own country. As the noble Baroness mentioned, there is a national and international list—and it is a much longer list than I will give. It includes cannabis farms, block paving, domestic servitude, agriculture and fishing, the sex trade and the manufacture of clothing, electronics and surgical instruments. I was startled to see that in a...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — UK Drugs Policy (30 Oct 2014)

Sarah Wollaston: There is certainly a strong case for a much better medical approach to drug use—certainly for hard drug use. My point is about relative uses. People often write to me and say that we would cut cannabis use if we took a different approach to decriminalisation. As I say, I am not dogmatic about the issue, and I would like to see the longer term outcomes from legalisation in Washington state...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland and Malawi (5 Aug 2014)

Stewart Stevenson: ...agriculture. They are essentially self-sufficient when it comes to food for themselves, but we are already seeing a danger that tobacco farmers, in the face of reducing profits, move across to grow cannabis. That will not be helpful in the long term for people who are in desperate need in countries such as Malawi. Climate change is making agriculture a more formidable challenge in many...


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