Results 381–400 of 600 for medical cannabis

Drugs Bill (6 Apr 2005)

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: ...cocaine, bulk 7 grams or more, or 10 separate 0.1 gram rocks or more; with cocaine, bulk 7 grams or more, or 10 separate 1 gram or 0.5 gram wraps; and ecstasy, 10 tablets or more. Finally, for cannabis resin the relevant figure is 112 grams or more or 10 individual pieces or more. For the leaf it is 0.5 kilograms or more or 20 individual bags or more. That gives an idea of what one police...

Drugs Bill (4 Apr 2005)

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: ...were in his possession for personal use. It is amazing on occasion what quantity of drugs can be purported to be available for personal use. The classification that we propose has the help of the medical services, which are able to judge—drug by drug—an appropriate benchmark. As noble Lords will know, each drug will differ, so it would be unsafe and unsatisfactory to prescribe a limit...

Welsh Affairs (4 Apr 2005)

Bill Wiggin: ...because they are a real tragedy that let the whole hospital down. Never has the struggle facing first-class NHS staff been more obvious than in the horrendous vote of no confidence that the British Medical Association Cymru recently passed on the Welsh Assembly. No wonder there are unfilled consultant posts and more than 500 unfilled nursing vacancies in Wales. No wonder the number of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Heroin: Register of Addicts (14 Mar 2005)

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: Until 1997, doctors throughout the United Kingdom treating persons they considered to be addicted to a drug in a specified list were statutorily required to notify that person's details to the Chief Medical Officer at the Home Office. Following a review, in 1996, of the operation of the register and of other statistical information relating to drug misusers it was decided to end the system of...

Orders of the Day — Drugs (Sentencing and Commission of Inquiry) Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: ...class A drugs to a minor. I—indeed, all Conservative Members—feel strongly about that. The Bill also establishes an independent—that is the key word—commission to examine the effects of cannabis. I do not have one friend who is a parent who is not concerned about their child's potential exposure to drugs. I do not know how many parents are in the Chamber today, but I am sure that...

Drugs Bill (Programme) (No.2) (22 Feb 2005)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: ...and about whether they are paid for by the police or the national health service, which we know is very pressed at the moment. The Minister's responses in her letter deal with issues in relation to medical emergencies when people are arrested, but still do not deal specifically with situations envisaged in clause 5 in which a police officer decides that there is a reason to X-ray or scan...

Business of the House (3 Feb 2005)

Mr Bill Tynan: My right hon. Friend will be aware that it is just over a year since cannabis was reclassified and that there is growing medical evidence of the effect of its use, especially on young people. May we have a debate in Government time on the effect of cannabis resin on individuals as soon as possible?

Public Bill Committee: Road Safety Bill: New Clause 1 - Alcohol-prescribed limits (3 Feb 2005)

Christopher Chope: ...who drive with such drugs in their bodies. Often, the drugs are mixed with alcohol, creating an even more dangerous condition in the driver. It may be helpful if I quote briefly from a British Medical Association briefing, which states: ''The negative influence of alcohol on the ability to drive safely is proven. National campaigns educating the public of the risks posed by drink driving...

Food Supplements Directive (25 Jan 2005)

Tim Loughton: ...of supplement-busting police lining up alongside police traffic patrols to blood-test drivers for suspiciously high levels of boron in the bloodstream? Will border patrols be stepped up, with cannabis-sniffing dogs retrained to detect traces of evening primrose oil smuggled in illicitly from countries outside the EU? The trouble is that the police are too busy preparing to chase people in...

Orders of the Day — Drugs Bill (18 Jan 2005)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: My hon. Friend is making an extremely interesting and cogent speech. Trevor Philpott's C-FAR operation is much to be admired. Does my hon. Friend agree that current thinking in some parts of the medical profession, especially the work being carried out by Professor Robin Murray at the Institute of Psychiatry, shows a clear link between cannabis use and the development of inner city psychosis?...

Orders of the Day — Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill (7 Dec 2004)

Julian Brazier: ...vital that women, and particularly children, have safe places to go to, where they are beyond the reach of these remorseless criminal groups. Amnesty International and others have also called for medical care, counselling and other aid before deportation. I have been involved in the campaign concerning the treatment of child victims in this country—a campaign that has been run for the...

Scottish Parliament: Drugs Misuse (27 Oct 2004)

Margaret Smith: ...if we are to deal with the problem. During the summer recess, Mike Pringle and I visited the drug treatment and testing order project in Edinburgh. We spoke to criminal justice social workers and medical and nursing staff, as well as to many of the offenders on the programme. One of the offenders asked whether I knew Cathy Jamieson. For a moment, I almost said, "No" but I had to say that I...

Human Tissue Bill (25 Oct 2004)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...to spill the beans, in a fit of panic he poisons her. However, her death occurs when she is out clubbing with her boyfriend—a bit of a bad lad who has convictions for joy riding and possession of cannabis. He is convicted of her murder but did not supply her with any drugs that night. He will find it difficult to prove his innocence. The father, who is desperate for all evidence to be...

Written Answers — Health: Cannabinoids (20 Oct 2004)

Rosie Winterton: The Department supports scientific research into the therapeutic use of cannabinoids, the unique ingredients of cannabis. This research may produce longer-term solutions to relieving the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and other clinical conditions. A Medical Research Council (MRC) supported clinical trial to attempt to measure the therapeutic effects of cannabis extract in persons with...

Medicinal Cannabis (14 Oct 2004)

Caroline Flint: I apologise, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Cannabis was reclassified to class C because it is relatively less harmful than drugs in classes A and B. Since reclassification, we have been very conscious of lobbying from organisations linked to mental health and to young people as regards the problems associated with cannabis in several different forms. Cannabis is not a harmless drug, and we must be...

Written Answers — Health: Schizophrenia (21 Jul 2004)

Miss Melanie Johnson: A number of recent Department funded policy research projects have been completed that have contributed to informing the Department's assessment on the scale and impact of the use of cannabis in those with mental health problems. The Department has kept under review the national and international epidemiological and other research on these topics and has obtained expert advice on interpreting...

Written Answers — Health: Schizophrenia (16 Jul 2004)

Miss Melanie Johnson: ...commissioned and received the following research projects as part of the drug misuse policy research initiative, which funded £2.4 million research between 2000 and 2003. Long term heavy cannabis use: patterns and problems. Mr. Niall Coggans, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Sciences. A national epidemiological study of dually diagnosed substance misuse and psychiatric disorders...

Written Answers — Home Department: Cannabis (28 Jun 2004)

Miss Melanie Johnson: I have been asked to reply. The main agency through which the Government supports medical and clinical research is the Medical Research Council (MRC). The MRC is an independent body which receives its grant-in-aid from the Office of Science and Technology, part of the Department of Trade and Industry. The MRC does not normally commission research, but always welcomes high quality applications...

Written Answers — Home Department: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (24 Jun 2004)

Mr Bill Tynan: ...background of each is; (3) if he will place in the Library a copy of the assessment of the Statistics, Information and Research Committee of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs of the cannabis related articles of the 23 November 2002 edition of the British Medical Journal; (4) if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) agenda and (b) minutes of each meeting of the...

Cannabis (22 Jun 2004)

Mr Bill Tynan: In welcoming the opportunity to raise the issue of cannabis reclassification, I make no apology for continuing the ongoing debate. I hope that the Minister and the Government will not regard my contribution in a negative light, but as an attempt to raise the genuine concerns about reclassification that many groups and individuals in my constituency have expressed. I believe that the...


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