Results 321–340 of 600 for medical cannabis

Immigration Bill: Report (3rd Day) (7 Apr 2014)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: ...t leave your mobile on the table because a child will run in and pick it up, come out and throw it to someone else”. They are the ones called mobile surfers. There are Vietnamese boys cultivating cannabis farms, of which there are 7,000 to 8,000 in the United Kingdom, and there are other forms of forced labour. The United Kingdom has signed up to the Council of Europe convention and the...

Written Answers — Health: Cannabis (18 Dec 2013)

Norman Lamb: Cannabis and its preparations are Class B controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. In the United Kingdom, it is illegal to produce, possess, supply, import and export cannabis except under Home Office licence. Cannabis is also subject to international drug control under United Nations Conventions. Cannabis is listed in Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 as the UK...

Children and Families Bill — Report (1st Day) (9 Dec 2013)

Lord McColl of Dulwich: My Lords, I will begin with the story of a boy from Vietnam whose parents needed to borrow money for essential medical treatment. They were later forced to hand over their son to the gang that had loaned them the money. He was brought to the UK and forced to cultivate cannabis to work off the debt to the criminal gang that had brought him here. I will also tell the story of the girl from...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (6th Day) (4 Dec 2013)

Lord Paddick: ...drugs are in a lower category and far less harmful drugs are in a higher one. They certainly do not pay any attention to what class any illegal drug might be. As far as I see it, the evidence that cannabis use has been reducing, for example, is the result of information in the media about potential harmful medical effects of cannabis. That is what has really had an effect on people’s...

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords] (Money): Psychoactive Substances (11 Nov 2013)

Julian Huppert: ...It is an offence for a person to supply, or offer to supply, a psychoactive substance, including but not restricted to…a powder…a pill…a liquid; or…a herbal substance with the appearance of cannabis which he knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, to be so acting, that the substance is likely to be consumed by a person for the purpose of causing intoxication.” That would make...

Business of the House (24 Oct 2013)

Oliver Colvile: During the summer recess, I met Stuart Wyatt, a constituent who suffers from multiple sclerosis. He told me that he and many others would like to use cannabis for medical reasons. Although I do not think that we should legalise cannabis at all, I do recognise that the pain of some who suffer from MS and other neurological conditions could be relieved by it. May we have a statement from the...

Drugs — Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2013)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: Yes, I can give my noble friend that commitment. It may help if I go on and stick to my notes in order. We talked about the medical evidence; the recent British Medical Journal report stated that global drug prices are falling and purity is increasing. However, this focused on international drug supply indicators. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hollins, who always makes a valuable...

Written Ministerial Statements — Transport: Drug Driving (9 Jul 2013)

Patrick McLoughlin: ...in the legislation and the limits to be specified. I have today published a consultation seeking views on these regulations. The proposals follow a report published in March this year by a panel of medical and scientific experts which provided specialist advice to the Government on the effects of specific drugs on drivers’ ability. The introduction of the new offence will reduce the...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Drugs: Khat (3 Jul 2013)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...control khat under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 as a Class C drug. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) undertook a thorough and comprehensive scientific review which focused on the medical and social harms of khat consumption. The ACMD report gives considerable insight into the complexity of this matter and, based on the available evidence, it came to a reasonable conclusion...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Khat (3 Jul 2013)

Theresa May: ...control khat under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 as a class C drug. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) undertook a thorough and comprehensive scientific review which focused on the medical and social harms of khat consumption. The ACMD report gives considerable insight into the complexity of this matter and, based on the available evidence, it came to a reasonable conclusion...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Drugs (6 Jun 2013)

Julian Huppert: The Minister is absolutely right to say that there are different strengths of both THC and some of the psychoprotective components of cannabis. It is of course hard to regulate and set standards for something that is fundamentally illegal. Has the Minister looked at the experience in California, for example, where medical marijuana is available? The different levels of strength are clear, so...

Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] (Programme No. 2): New Clause 18 — Sanction for and trial in relation to drink driving (13 Mar 2013)

Stella Creasy: ...us an extensive explanation of the potential impact of the amendments. I would want clarification of the consequences where an individual involved in an accident might be over the limit through medication but would not be at fault for the accident itself. I welcome rather belatedly the bauble that the hon. Gentleman wishes to add to the Bill and I look forward to the Minister’s response...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] (14 Jan 2013)

Gavin Barwell: ...her down was driving a car that was not licensed in his name. He had no insurance to drive that vehicle, was driving at 43 miles an hour in a 30-mile-an-hour zone, and a half-smoked joint of cannabis was found on the car’s dashboard. When the police found him he was not at the scene of the accident as he had gone some distance down the road. I hope the House will not mind if I pause for...

Health: Active Lifestyles — Question for Short Debate (17 Dec 2012)

Lord Addington: ...a lifestyle or using sport as a treatment. Which is the driver? Encouraging it as a lifestyle would probably have far greater results. If we look at what has improved health quality in our society, medical treatments come nowhere near clean water, clean air and a decent diet. Doctors and medicines cannot touch those things when it comes to life expectancy and the quality of life. That is...

Crime and Courts Bill [HL]: Report (4th Day) (12 Dec 2012)

Earl Attlee: ...has proved positive in a drug screening test, will depend on the facts of a particular case. Officers will be aware of the statutory defence of taking a specified controlled drug in accordance with medical advice and prescription. As for the CPS, in reaching a decision as to which cases to prosecute, Crown prosecutors must take into account the Code for Crown Prosecutors. The code includes...

Scottish Parliament: Drugs Strategy (8 Nov 2012)

Margo MacDonald: ...we need to discover about drug use in Scotland. We need to know who uses drugs, when they use drugs, why they use drugs, with whom they take drugs and why, for example, most people who start taking cannabis before they are 16 or 17 stop by the time they are around 32. Of course, we know the answer to that last question: it is because they can afford to get a good whisky then. We should...

EU Drugs Strategy: EUC Report — Motion to Take Note (19 Jul 2012)

Baroness Uddin: ...number of people accessing structured drugs treatment in Tower Hamlets at the end of March 2012 was 1,853 and 545 were Bangladeshis. There are growing concerns among the community about the use of cannabis by the under 20s, as has already been alluded to; and a rise in alcohol and drugs use among girls, who are sometimes coerced into prostitution to support their habit. Organisations such...

Crime and Courts Bill [HL] — Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (4 Jul 2012)

Lord Henley: ...limits. Because of the way we have drafted the Bill at the moment, there might have to be zero tolerance with some drugs, but I note the points that the noble Baroness made, particularly about cannabis and other drugs and how long they stay in the bloodstream. I accept that it is difficult, but we want to wait and hear the advice from the panel. I very much hope that we will have some...

Protection of Freedoms Bill: Report (3rd Day) (15 Feb 2012)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: ...inadequate the family situation may have been, and brought here, to a foreign country, where they probably do not speak the language, to become sex slaves, domestic slaves, thieves or minders of cannabis farms. As the noble Lord has told us, they have no family life, no chance to go to school or to lead the life of an ordinary child. This is modern child slavery, and how do we treat those...

Human Trafficking (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (25 Nov 2011)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: ...have already heard about Vietnamese children coming to this country. Why do they come? They are mainly boys who go into rented accommodation where the house has been stripped and turned into a cannabis factory. There are over 3,000 cannabis factories in London and something like 7,000 factories identified across the United Kingdom, most of them staffed by Vietnamese boys. It is a real...


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