Results 461–480 of 600 for medical cannabis

Written Answers — Home Department: Drugs (Medicinal Uses) (18 Jul 2001)

Bob Ainsworth: None of these substances are imported for pharmaceutical industrial purposes. A small amount of processed cannabis has recently been imported from Germany for medical research.

Written Answers — Home Department: Natural Cannabis (12 Jul 2001)

Bob Ainsworth: holding answer 9 July 2001 We have no plans at present. The Government have made it clear that they would be willing to amend the misuse of drugs legislation, to allow the prescribing of a cannabis- based medicine, if current clinical trials into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis are scientifically established and lead to a medical preparation which is approved by the Medicines Control...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (27 Jun 2001)

Lord Rea: ...National Heart Forum. Here I declare an interest because I am secretary of that forum. Many noble Lords will know that he was the previous chairman of the BMA Council and a member of the General Medical Council and the working party on the task force looking at the implementation of the National Service Framework for Cardiovascular Disease. He stated: "This legislation simply cannot wait....

Oral Answers to Questions — Drugs (2 May 2001)

Dr Mo Mowlam: .... We are fully committed to taking action on alcohol. I come from an alcoholic family, so I know the difficulties that alcohol creates and I assure him that work is under way. In relation to cannabis and its medicinal use, as I have said to my hon. Friend on many occasions, we are considering that issue and we keep our policy under constant review. With DW Pharmaceuticals involved, we...

Orders of the Day — Pupil Exclusions (27 Apr 2001)

Sir David Amess: .... Schools who take students are given a one-term dowry of £2,000, and there are many new pilot approaches, but Mrs. Pummell feels that, as yet, no guidance has been given on how to deal with "medics and phobics". She feels very strongly that giving rewards such as CDs and trainers only rewards bad behaviour. Presumably, that has happened in Essex, although I am not entirely aware of it....

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill (28 Mar 2001)

Lord Stoddart of Swindon: My Lords, it is a most interesting question. It intrigues me. I know people who are hooked on cannabis but who are anti-tobacco. I cannot understand it, but it is true. I cannot answer the noble Lord's question, but it will be interesting to see what happens when the collision comes. As I say, alcohol is on the agenda today; it could be motoring tomorrow: 3,600 deaths--not estimated but...

Illegal Drugs (21 Mar 2001)

Mrs Jackie Ballard: At the beginning of the 20th century a professor of physic at Cambridge university wrote in a standard medical text book: "The sufferer is tremulous and loses his self command, he is subject to fits of agitation and depression. He has a haggard appearance, a renewed dose of the poison gives temporary relief but at the cost of future misery." The professor was talking about coffee. As the...

Drugs and the Law (21 Feb 2001)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord McNally, on securing this debate today. Like him, I should own up to an addiction--not to cannabis but to Third Division football clubs. And mine won one nil. It has been a thoughtful and thought-provoking debate with many important insights and a good deal of consensus on the subject. That is to be welcomed, although there may be differences of...

Cyprus (14 Feb 2001)

Andrew Love: ...sovereign base area to pick up Turkish-Cypriot workers who were employed by him on construction sites in the Government controlled area of the island. He has been accused of possession of 1.5 kg of cannabis, for which he was originally remanded in custody for eight days, but he has since been charged with possession with intent to sell. As has been said, a preliminary hearing was conducted...

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill (2 Feb 2001)

Mrs Barbara Roche: ...moved by his accounts of people suffering from very debilitating illnesses. The Government believe that it would be premature to amend the misuse of drugs legislation to allow the prescribing of cannabis before the quality, safety and efficacy of a medicinal form of the drug has been scientifically established—that was the point made by the hon. Member for Vale of York (Miss...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Cannabis (9 Jan 2001)

Mr Peter Bradley: What advice he has received about the medical properties of cannabis. [142899]

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Drugs (29 Nov 2000)

Ian McCartney: not needed to tell people that drugs are harmful, that they damage and kill children or that they destroy families and communities. Secondly, the World Health Organisation's evidence is medically based. It is nonsense for the Liberals to suggest that cannabis does not have the effects that I describe. That argument is irresponsible in the extreme.

Cannabis Use: State of the Law (18 Oct 2000)

Baroness Warnock: My Lords, does the Minister agree that there is a distinction to be drawn between decriminalising cannabis across the board and permitting its use on medical grounds, particularly for MS sufferers? Would the Government be prepared to consider the latter, even if they are not yet ready to consider the former?

Scottish Parliament: Multiple Sclerosis (5 Oct 2000)

Susan Deacon: ...interferon at my request. The time scale for that appraisal, in which the MS Society is taking part, was extended recently. I hope that that work, with other work that is being pursued by the chief medical officer, will help us to continue to reduce variation across the country and that it will inform our thinking in this area. A great amount of research continues to be done. By June 2000,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Anti-drugs Strategy (10 May 2000)

Dr Jenny Tonge: When will the Government stop making criminals of people with long-term neurological disease and painful terminal illnesses, and allow the use of cannabis for medical purposes?

Multiple Sclerosis (13 Mar 2000)

John Hutton: ...The hon. Gentleman did not refer to research—I perfectly understand why—which is important in supporting the policy developments for which he and others are calling. He will be aware that the Medical Research Council spent approximately £640,000 on multiple sclerosis in 1998–99. The MRC also gives considerable additional amounts to fund basic underpinning research on issues such as...

Scottish Parliament: Drug Misuse (20 Jan 2000)

Tommy Sheridan: I accept that completely. I am not promoting cannabis. I do not use cannabis and I would not encourage anyone else to use cannabis. I am arguing that it is a nonsense to retain cannabis as an illegal drug, because doing so criminalises more than 1 million people in Scotland whose crime is no greater than that of people who smoke cigarettes or drink a pint. That is the argument that I am...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (24 Nov 1999)

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley: ...legislation, however, hides a number of initiatives, as well as omissions, on which it would be proper to comment. I do so mainly from the angle of those treatments such as osteopathy, acupuncture, medical herbalism, healing, environmental and nutritional medicine, homoeopathy, and many others, known collectively as complementary medicine. In this and in other ways I find myself crossing...

Benefits Uprating: National Science Strategy (9 Nov 1999)

Ian Gibson: ...will do so in future. We heard the phrase "Science is on our side" in the beef debate, and it has been said that good science will take the debate on genetically modified organisms—or indeed on cannabis, cancer treatments or other matters of public concern—forward. Such phrases are part and parcel of life in this House and of our way of life in general. They bounce around the airwaves...

Scottish Parliament: Crime Prevention (23 Sep 1999)

Lord James Selkirk:, that needs to be addressed. There have been many significant speeches this morning on the issue of drugs, and support for a comprehensive approach. I agree with Keith Raffan about cannabis; it is a matter of particular debate. I wrote to Sam Galbraith about it because I believe that it has harmful medical effects. He confirmed in a letter dated 27 May that "there are potential...

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