Results 361–380 of 600 for medical cannabis

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2008 (25 Nov 2008)

Baroness Masham of Ilton: My Lords, when cannabis was changed from class B to C I said that it was an unwise thing to do; and cannabis was strong even then. Many people start drug-taking by taking cannabis. It was also a confusing message, especially to the police, as the noble Lord, Lord Mackenzie, said. There is much evidence that cannabis can cause serious and dangerous problems for people with mental health...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Strategy to Promote Safety in Communities (20 Oct 2008)

Jim Shannon: ...spread of drug abuse in the Province as on the mainland, but it is definitely on the rise, and misuse at any level is too high. There exists a culture among young people who believe that a joint of cannabis every so often will do no harm. It is time to dispel that myth. Medical evidence shows that the use of cannabis leads to mental-health problems that have been previously discussed in...

Scottish Parliament: Drugs Strategy (4 Jun 2008)

Mary Scanlon: ...was well costed in our manifesto, but the benefit of a parent, son or daughter returning to their family cannot be measured financially. There have been mixed messages on drugs—particularly on cannabis—from the Westminster Government. That has not been helpful. Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in Scotland; cocaine is the next most commonly used; and ecstasy is the third...

Written Answers — Health: Cannabis: Rehabilitation (2 Jun 2008)

Sir David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) males and (b) females sought medical help for cannabis addiction in each of the last three years, broken down by (i) age group and (ii) health authority area; (2) what programmes for treating cannabis addiction his Department funds; what plans he has to revise the range of programmes funded; and if he will make a statement; (3)...

Written Answers — Health: Cannabis: Young People (2 Jun 2008)

Dawn Primarolo: In July 2007 the peer-reviewed results of a Department commissioned systematic review of studies into the mental health harms of cannabis use were published in The Lancet, volume 370, Issue 9584, 28 July 2007, Pages 319-328, titled 'Cannabis use and risk of psychotic or affective mental health outcomes: a systematic review'. Reducing the harms caused by smoking cannabis is one of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Reclassification of Cannabis (20 May 2008)

Declan O'Loan: I welcome the reclassification of cannabis as a class-B drug. This is one case in which the signal that the law sends out is of primary importance. We must send out a message to users and potential users of controlled drugs that all drugs are dangerous and that their use can cause serious damage to physical and mental health. Figures show that cannabis is the recreational drug of choice in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm (19 May 2008)

Alban Maginness: ...at an alarmingly high level. There have been 4,500 hospital admissions relating to self-harm in the past year. That indicates that there is a great deal of potential for suicide in our society. The medical evidence quite convincingly indicates that those who self-harm are potentially suicidal. Many of those people are simply crying out for help. It is, therefore, important that we create a...

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Cannabis (19 May 2008)

Dawn Primarolo: The Department continues, through campaigns such as Frank, to make the public aware of the health harms associated with cannabis use. In July 2007, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) were asked by the Home Secretary to reassess the medical and social scientific basis of the classification of cannabis in the light of real public concern about the potential mental health effects...

North East Air Support Unit (Teesside) (13 May 2008)

Frank Cook: ...to 295 arrests in the force area, and recovered property worth more than £191,000. It is opportune to mention at this stage that during their flights, the helicopters frequently see indications of cannabis being grown. That surprised me, so I would expect you to be surprised too, Mrs Humble. Apparently, growing cannabis requires a fair amount of heat and light, which the thermal imaging...

Cannabis (7 May 2008)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: My Lords, I apologise to the House. Does the Minister intend to increase the mental health services that are available to young people? There is evidence that young people self-medicate using cannabis. If further evidence comes forward that the reclassification has not made any difference at all, what will the Government do?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Cannabis (7 May 2008)

Jacqui Smith: With permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the classification of cannabis. In July 2007, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minster announced that we would seek the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, as we are obliged to do by statute, on the classification of cannabis. I am grateful to the council for its work, and I have placed a copy of its report in...

[Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair] — Reoffending (31 Jan 2008)

Nigel Evans: ...lot of people who end up in prison have drug problems, and many of them committed crimes to feed their drug habit. The issue affects all our constituents. The 2006 Home Office statistics show that cannabis is the drug used by the largest proportion of prisoners—54 per cent. I know that the Prime Minister is reconsidering the decision that was taken by a previous Home Secretary to...

Drugs: Government Consultation Paper (29 Oct 2007)

Baroness Hanham: ...to an end. I am sure that the Minister will be aware of the briefing that is to take place tomorrow afternoon in Portcullis House, mounted by families of young people who have used or are using cannabis. The organisation is called Talking About Cannabis. The Government's decision to lower the classification of cannabis to class C—one which, effectively, carries no penalty—has left a...

EU: Mental Health (EUC Report) (17 Oct 2007)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...outside to try to ensure that there is some joined-up thinking. The noble Lord, Lord McColl, spoke of the important role played by volunteers in prison and I pay tribute to them. He also mentioned cannabis. I am glad to say that the Prime Minister, as noble Lords will know, is reflecting on the reclassification of cannabis. The noble Lord also spoke about public health. That is one of the...

Draft Legislative Programme (25 Jul 2007)

Shailesh Vara: ...and maternity units—so it beggars belief that the Government are still tinkering with our health structure after a decade in power. That is a mark of failure, not success. While I am on matters medical, I commend my hon. Friend the Member Buckingham (John Bercow) on his typically passionate and learned speech. Among other matters, he spoke about the Human Tissue and Embryos Bill, and I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Jul 2007)

Gordon Brown: ...to my hon. Friend, and I would like to pay tribute to the work that he has done on behalf of MS sufferers in all parts of the country. The use of the drug Sativex is now under review by the medical authorities. I can also say to him that next week my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary will publish a consultation document to review our drugs strategy for the future. She will be asking the...

Estimates, 2007-08: Department of Trade and Industry (9 Jul 2007)

Bill Wiggin: ...that message across. The hon. Member for Norwich, North (Dr. Gibson) talked about stem cells, and I was sympathetic to his comments. When people get emotional about this matter, they forget the medical benefits that could accrue to their children, parents or grandchildren. He was right to talk about the need to keep science and research in the UK instead of exporting it as a result of an...

[John Bercow in the Chair] — Drug Classification (14 Jun 2007)

Evan Harris: ...accepts that it is not working because of its failure to recognise the problems of an approach that is so reliant on the criminal justice system and that does not recognise that drug users need medical help and not the services of the prison system. I find that situation reassuring. I accept that our approach enables headlines in the right-wing tabloid press to attack an effective drugs...

Anti-social Behaviour Orders: Youth Justice Board Report (10 Jan 2007)

Baroness Stern: ...to school because the publicity of the ASBO meant that she was picked on by children and, she said, by teachers. Not being able to go out meant that some stayed in and took up drinking or smoking cannabis instead. Some feared that the ASBO would be known to future employers or would prevent them getting a council tenancy when they were old enough. Many of those working for the youth...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform Bill: Clause 17 (31 Oct 2006)

Tim Boswell: ..., if the official has a bee in their bonnet. It would be arguable, although I would think not in this Committee, that somebody with a condition induced by smoking or the misuse of drugs such as cannabis might well have a psychotic condition that has resulted in their limited capacity for work. We can all take different views about the balance between deploring or even trying to sanction...


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