Results 441–460 of 600 for medical cannabis

Estimates Day — [1st Allotted Day] — Vote on Account: 2003–04 — Government Drugs Policy (5 Dec 2002)

Mr Paul Stinchcombe: ...advertise it, we say that tobacco companies cannot sponsor sports—yet we cannot stop people using it. In the year 2000, only 11 death certificates in England and Wales even mentioned the word Xcannabis". If we tell our children that cannabis is as harmful as crack and heroin, they simply will not believe us. Why should they? If they do not believe that, why do we expect them to believe...

Written Answers — Home Department: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (5 Dec 2002)

Bob Ainsworth: The report by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: 'The classification of cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971' was based on a detailed scrutiny of the relevant scientific literature, including four reviews commissioned by the Department of Health in 1998 as well as an update commissioned by the Home Office and completed in November 2001. A copy of the Council's report is in...

Written Answers — Home Department: Cannabis (28 Nov 2002)

Bob Ainsworth: The Government welcomes the recent announcement by GW Pharmaceuticals that their advanced clinical trials into the development of a medical preparation of a cannabis-based drug have been successfully completed and that they plan to seek marketing approval for the product from the Medicines Control Agency (MCA) early next year. This evaluation by the MCA is one which all prospective new...

Heroin Addicts (26 Nov 2002)

John Mann: ...and Nottingham are infrequent and increasingly rare. Significant numbers of people in the mining villages and other parts of the community start by experimenting with cigarettes, alcohol and cannabis and then move on to experimenting with heroin, often realising too late that they are addicted. The vast majority move on to injecting eight times a day and their whole lifestyle is based...

Written Answers — Health: Drugs-related Deaths (29 Oct 2002)

Hazel Blears: ..., 1996 to 2000 Drug 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 (a) Heroin and Morphine 466 445 646 754 926 (b) and (c) Cocaine 19 39 66 88 80 (d) MDMA/ Ecstasy 16 12 16 26 36 (e) Cannabis 12 13 5 8 11 Note: It should be noted that the figures provided are for the last five years available. Source: Death related to drug poisoning: England and Wales 1993–2000;Health...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Northern Ireland Prisons: Drugs (24 Sep 2002)

Lord Williams of Mostyn: ...has been collated centrally and this continues to be the case. Available information is as follows: Northern Ireland Prison Service Drug Finds 1997–98 Drug Type Weight/Quantity of Substance Cannabis 1,176 grammes of resin Ecstasy 121 tabs Other tablets (inc medication not prescribed) 981 tablets Other 1 square LSD, 2 bottles anabolic steroids. For the period 1997–98...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Mental Health: Mental Health (3 Sep 2002)

Richard Simpson: The Executive has recently published a Know the Score booklet on cannabis, which includes a description of the risks to mental health posed by this drug. The booklet has been widely distributed; for example to GP practices, NHS boards and drug agencies throughout Scotland. People who may be concerned about cannabis misuse can also speak to trained operators at the free and confidential Know...

Drugs (10 Jul 2002)

Lord Falconer of Thoroton: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, said, "Don't make any change" and the noble Lord, Lord Dholakia, in effect said, "Legalise the possession of cannabis". We take a middle and sensible course. Our strategy, as set out clearly in the Statement made by my right honourable friend in another place, is to focus on class A drugs; it is not to legalise cannabis. It remains unlawful and a...

Drugs Strategy (10 Jul 2002)

David Blunkett: ...the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, scientific evidence, the recommendations of the Home Affairs Committee—which has members from all parties and has heard scientific, medical and other evidence over the past six months—as well as advice on what works from those working with young people involved with drugs. Families were mentioned by the right hon. Gentleman,...

Written Answers — Home Department: Drugs (25 Jun 2002)

Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent discussions he has had with medical professionals about the possible dangers of taking cannabis; what their advice on the matter was; and if he will make a statement; (2) what recent discussions he has had with chief police officers about the level of drug-motivated crime being committed; and if he will make a statement;...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (15 Mar 2002)

Lord Monson: moved Amendment No. 11: Page 11, line 27, at end insert— "( ) In the event that medical evidence emerges that tobacco is substantially less harmful to users than cannabis, the Secretary of State shall by order provide that the provisions of this Act shall cease to have effect.".

Police Reform Bill [HL] (12 Mar 2002)

Lord Rooker: ...can drive, they can get on with it. I have experience in the past couple of years of having to go to the Post Office and of seeing a form there—DV100 or something. That form contains a list of medical conditions. Anyone who has suffered from or had treatment for any of those conditions is committing a criminal offence if he continues driving. I was utterly ignorant of that fact until I...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — scottish executive: Cannabis Possession (24 Jan 2002)

Tommy Sheridan: Does the minister accept that it is time to stop criminalising the thousands of Scots who use cannabis recreationally—through choice—or medically, because they have to? Does the minister also accept that police time and other resources should be diverted from the pursuit of those who use cannabis, and released to help to treat and rehabilitate those who are addicted to harder drugs? That...

Residential Care Standards (14 Jan 2002)

Baroness Walmsley: ...listen to much drug education because they can see that the law is inconsistent and illogical. As the noble Lord, Lord Brooke, pointed out, dangerous drugs like alcohol and tobacco are legal and cannabis is not. But that is a debate for another time. Another of the ways in which the system fails at present is the lack of facilities to prescribe, supply and administer drugs safely under the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Cannabis (19 Nov 2001)

Bob Ainsworth: My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has asked the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to review the scientific and medical arguments for reclassifying cannabis from Class B to Class C under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The Advisory Council is due to provide its advice within three months.

Drugs Strategy (9 Nov 2001)

Laura Moffatt: ...as a result of this proper debate. I never believed for one moment that a 10-year plan had to be set in stone and never reconsidered or altered. The welcome decision to examine the issues around cannabis is very important. Arguments have been advanced by many organisations that work with people with drug dependency problems, such as Drugscope. They greatly assist the all-party drug group,...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (2 Nov 2001)

Lord Monson: ...", which has been adduced in the debate, was designed to stop all argument in its tracks. The difficulty here is that the Liberal Democrats fully support the Home Secretary's decision to reclassify cannabis and in a sense de facto to decriminalise it. As a consequence, more young people will experiment with it, even though it is between four and 17 times more carcinogenic than tobacco,...

Written Answers — Home Department: Cannabis (29 Oct 2001)

Bob Ainsworth: holding answer 26 October 2001 Detailed evidence about clinical trials with cannabis and derivatives was presented to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology Inquiry into therapeutic uses of cannabis. This information is recorded in the Committee's reports "Cannabis: The Scientific and Medical Evidence" (Ninth Report Session 1997–1998, HL Paper 151) and "Therapeutic...

Written Answers — Home Department: Cannabis (29 Oct 2001)

Bob Ainsworth: Lambeth borough is currently conducting a pilot warning scheme for simple cases of possession of cannabis for personal use, running from 2 July to 31 December 2001. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has announced his intention to reclassify cannabis, from Class B to Class C under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, and has asked the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs for medical and...

Legalisation of Cannabis Bill (26 Oct 2001)

Mr Jon Owen Jones: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. I pay my compliments to the usual channels for making time available for me to argue in favour of my Legalisation of Cannabis Bill. When I first decided to promote the Bill, I did not think that I would be moving its Second Reading three days after the United Kingdom had seen the greatest change in its drugs policy in more than 22 years....


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