Results 481–500 of 600 for medical cannabis

Petitions: Drugs (2 Jun 1999)

George Howarth: ..., and we are doing just that. The perennial argument made by my hon. Friend the Member for Newport, West, among others, concerns legalisation or decriminalisation. I shall say a brief word about medical use. If any product can be developed that proves to be helpful to people in a medicinal sense and can be clinically trialled and shown to work, the Government—as my right hon. Friend the...

Clause 1: Multiple Sclerosis (15 Feb 1999)

John Hutton: I do not want to turn this into a love-in, but I am grateful to the right hon. and learned Gentleman as well. Many people are aware, too, of the use of a rather older drug by patients with MS—cannabis. The Government receive a lot of correspondence from people with MS about their problems with pain and how cannabis seems to help alleviate the symptoms. The hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam...

Clause 1: Exclusion of Hereditary Peers (15 Feb 1999)

Patrick Cormack: ...could go on and on. The Science and Technology Committee produced reports that attracted worldwide attention in some cases, including reports on the management of nuclear waste, the scientific and medical evidence on cannabis, digital images as evidence and clinical academic careers.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Drug Abuse and Education (26 Oct 1998)

Mr Norman Boyd: ...and between 1991 and 1995, a further 20 people had died from solvent abuse. Drug taking here is different from that in the rest of the United Kingdom. Here, the most commonly used illegal drugs are cannabis, LSD, speed and Ecstasy. There is also the problem of solvent abuse among young people. There is evidence to show that the proportion of young people who have been offered drugs has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Khat (15 Jun 1998)

Dr Jenny Tonge: ...anything. Is it not nonsensical that that drug can be legally imported and have value added tax charged on it, when cannabis—a much safer drug in these terms—cannot even be used for legitimate medical purposes, although many doctors are calling for that to be allowed? Does not the Minister consider the position slightly ridiculous? In view of the failure to make any progress in the...

Drug Misuse (13 May 1998)

Peter Bottomley: I thank the Minister for moving the motion, and welcome her to the Front Bench. It may help if I give the accepted definition of drug misuse. It is best defined as the non-medical use of drugs intended for use only in medical treatment and the use of drugs that have no accepted medical purpose. Such drugs are controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. That Act does not cover solvent...

Petition: Cannabis (Medical Use) (27 Apr 1998)

Brian Iddon: ...were collected in just a few hours by Your Health magazine. The petition is considered to be representative of the feelings of millions of people across the UK. It calls for the legalisation of cannabis for medical use. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons gives serious consideration to that proposal.

Drugs (27 Apr 1998)

Paul Flynn: Does my right hon. Friend recall my writing to her a few months ago following a report in which doctors claimed that cannabis had unique medical benefits and that seriously ill people should be able to use it? Does she also recall the three people who came to the House some four years ago—a lady suffering from cerebral palsy who was taking cannabis to alleviate her pains, the mother of a...

Orders of the Day — Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords] (8 Apr 1998)

Humfrey Malins: ...drugs. As the hon. Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. Mullin) said, diversion from crime is an important issue. We are top of the European league for the number of 15-year-olds experimenting with cannabis, ecstasy or amphetamines. The link between drugs and crime is clear and must be dealt with. I forgot to tell the House that the odds are that the young man in court whom I mentioned a...

Orders of the Day — Prison Health Service (19 Mar 1998)

Ms Joyce Quin: ...group in the community at large tends to make comparatively few demands on health services. All these factors, coupled with the facts and necessary consequences of custody—security, control of medication, particular care for the vulnerable, depressed or suicidal and mentally disordered—make providing health care in prisons a challenge both to health care professionals and to uniformed...

Owen Oyston (5 Mar 1998)

Mr Dale Campbell-Savours: ...are badly investigated, men are charged with rape and juries convict on the basis of uncorroborated evidence in closely contested cases. I am talking about convictions in the complete absence of medical or scientific support. This debate is about the case of the rape of a 16-year old girl by a 57-year-old man. I am arguing that the case raises issues of public policy and natural justice....

Cannabis (14 Jan 1998)

Mr Paul Boateng: ...a passionate commitment and considerable knowledge of his subject. For that, the House is grateful. The subject provokes strong views on both sides. The issues surrounding the prescription of cannabis are complex and not capable of easy or rapid resolution, as I know my hon. Friend will recognise. The issues are of obvious importance to our society, as we grapple with the problem of the...

Business of the House (20 Nov 1997)

Gordon Prentice: Is my right hon. Friend aware that on Tuesday this week the British Medical Association published a report calling for the legalisation of cannabis derivatives for medical use? The BMA described that as a landmark statement. is not there a case for Health Ministers or Home Office Ministers to come to the House at an early stage to tell us about the Government's response to that important...

Orders of the Day — Illegal Drugs (19 Nov 1997)

Gisela Stuart: ...enough to qualify the sufferer for clinical treatment. The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology made an important observation in March when it told us that, in contrast to such drugs as cannabis, on which there is research literature stretching back 25 years or more, the relatively recent emergence of Ecstasy means that there is much less research on its potential psychological...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Illegal Drugs (27 Oct 1997)

George Howarth: My hon. Friend will be aware that all drugs used for medical purposes have to be scientifically tested. If cannabis succeeds in those tests—if it is proved that it has medicinal qualities—my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has already made it clear that he would be willing to consider allowing medicinal use of it. Unfortunately, as of now, there is no such evidence.

Multiple Sclerosis (10 Feb 1997)

Simon Burns: ...way. In 1995, following requests by a number of bodies that information about beta interferon would be helpful, the NHS executive issued circular EL(95)97 and clinical advice from the Standing Medical Advisory Committee to help the NHS plan for and manage the introduction of this new treatment. The guidance—a central framework to help the NHS reach decisions at local level—was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cannabis (23 Jan 1997)

Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to allow cannabis to be prescribed by medically qualified doctors. [10549]

Petition: Public Entertainments Licences (Drug Misuse) Bill (17 Jan 1997)

Peter Viggers: ...should have heard some very different contributions to the debate. Statistically, about 21 per cent. of the 20 to 24 age group have tried LSD; 28 per cent. have tried speed; 45 per cent. have tried cannabis; 12 per cent. have tried Ecstasy; and some 15 per cent. have tried magic mushrooms. Those people do not see themselves as junkies on a slow decline to the gutter. They see themselves...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prisons (Drug Abuse) (5 Dec 1996)

Mr Tom Sackville: I have been told that we should be conducting hair tests rather than urine tests for that reason. The best medical advice is that it is 10 days for cannabis and five days for opiates, but our figures do not show a switch from cannabis to opiates.

Prayers: Drugs Strategy (21 Jun 1996)

Mr John Bowis: No. The hon. Gentleman has already taken up plenty of column inches and I must press on to answer the points raised, one of which, involving cannabis in medication, he raised. That is a serious issue and, as the hon. Gentleman knows, my right hon. and learned Friend the Home Secretary has, for many years, licensed a number of researchers to possess cannabis for the purposes of research and...


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