Results 501–520 of 600 for medical cannabis

Business of the House (13 Jul 1995)

Paul Flynn: ...than aspirin and is known to provide relief for serious pain. Why do the Government not accede to the request made by doctors, patients, relatives of patients and many others that they should allow cannabis to be used, not for general medical use but for serious cases—

Prayers: Cannabis (Therapeutic Use) (12 Jul 1995)

Mr John Bowis: ...the human brain can experience and to which reference has been made. This is a serious matter which affects many people. There is a great deal of pain, but there is also a great deal of hope that cannabis may become available as a prescribed drug. I understand that, but, in the short time available, I must set out the Government's position. I shall not dwell on the recreational misuse of...

Drug Misuse (9 Jun 1995)

Mr Tony Banks: The cavalry has obviously arrived—hon. Members were worried about what was going to happen next. My point is, how many Members here or of the 650 or so who are in the House who have used cannabis have ended up becoming drug addicts? If they were capable of controlling the habit, why should they assume that other people are not capable of doing so? They say that using cannabis takes one on...

Drug Misuse (9 Jun 1995)

Mr Tim Rathbone: ...drug courts? That alternative to the criminal justice system seems to be successfully and satisfactorily diverting misusers into treatment under the control of the courts instead of going to a medical centre. The establishment of those courts and their operation in the United States has already indicated that they are more effective than the criminal courts. The Miami initiative, which was...

Drug Abuse (15 Feb 1995)

Mr Tony Banks: ...-jerk reactions. I have considered this matter for some considerable time and I have personally come to the opinion—I stress "personally"—that we should legalise so-called soft drugs such as cannabis. I proposed that a royal commission should consider all the possible options for tackling the drugs problem long before the Liberal party did so. The evidence of medical people and those...

Welsh Grand Committee: Adjournment (Spring) (25 May 1994)

David Hanson: ...be discussed today because there will be few other occasions on which to do so. The problem is widespread. In 1991, the last year for which figures are available from St. George's hospital and medical school in London, there were 122 deaths in the United Kingdom from solvent and volatile substance abuse, compared with only two in 1971. Since 1971, 1,237 people have died from such abuse....

Drug Misuse (West Suffolk) (5 May 1994)

Sir Peter Lloyd: .... An exploratory study has been conducted by Dr. Russell Newcombe into drug misuse in rural east Sussex, with a view to developing local community-based drugs prevention. Findings showed that cannabis use in rural areas was lower than in urban areas. For other drugs, the picture was less clear. The published report provides recommendations for the development of a local drugs misuse...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill: Prevention of Misuse of Drugs by Young People (28 Mar 1994)

Mr Ivan Lawrence: ...Members, although it is difficult to know whether the Liberal Democrats are in favour or against, as with so many of their policies. However, few people in society are in favour of decriminalising cannabis, because it would inevitably lead to more youngsters using more drugs. How would the drug habit of which the hon. Member for Hackney, North and Stoke Newington complained be lessened if...

Children and Young Persons (Protection Against Tobacco) Bill (18 Jan 1991)

Mr Alan Amos: ...that the overriding benefit of the measure will be the health of future generations. I am constantly amazed that some members of the public continue to deny and refute the overwhelming force of medical and scientific evidence that smoking damages health. That is even more worrying when we realise that 23 per cent. of girls and 17 per cent. of boys are regular cigarette smokers at the age...

Drug Testing (Schools) (22 May 1990)

Mr Raymond Powell: ...do. Over the years many attempts have been made to introduce similar Bills. On 9 December 1970, my hon. Friend the then Member for West Lothian, now Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell) introduced his bill, Medical Inspection (Evidence of Drug-Taking) (School Pupils) Bill, as reported in the Official Report at column 429. That Bill was introduced 20 years ago, but Parliament has not yet legislated to...

Services Discipline (28 Jun 1989)

Frank Cook: .... All of them at the end of the day invite dishonourable discharge. Inevitably, there will be some cases where serving individuals have possibly been caught in possession of a minimal amount of cannabis, have served a fairly lengthy stretch of detention and then find themselves decanted into civvy street with the type of skill which is difficult to replace in the services and impossible to...

Drug Abuse (9 Jun 1989)

Douglas Hogg: ...who are suffering from drugs was raised. It is not right to say that periods of cold turkey are a part of prison service department policy. It is right to say that it is a clinical matter for medical officers. To express a non-clinical opinion—my own—it seems right that where a person's treatment requires maintenance, if necessary by methadone, that, subject to the medical officer's...

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill (9 Nov 1987)

Bernard Braine: ...at Blackpool, he referred to the enormous saving of Health Service resources that would be achieved if the problem of alcohol abuse were to be brought under control. According to the royal medical colleges, alcohol is responsible for thousands of premature deaths each year and is the third largest killer after cancer and heart disease. We do not hear the Department of Health and Social...

Orders of the Day — Police and Criminal Evidence Bill: Initimate Searches (25 Oct 1984)

Mr. Shaw: The powers are not confined to one sex. It is accepted that in legislation "him" also means "her". We are talking about medical practitioners of either sex or nurses of either sex. We have restricted the power to class A drugs on the basis that an exceptional power of this type should be limited to the most serious crimes. No one will doubt that drug smuggling is a very serious...

Drug Misuse (13 Jul 1984)

Mr David Alton: ...effective but hopelessly overstretched team of people is fighting the drug war. The police must not be distracted on to the side issue of marijuana. The House should urgently consider whether cannabis should be decriminalised. In 1968 the advisory council said: the association of cannabis with opiates such as heroin in legislation is entirely inappropriate. Many people in the field believe...

Drug Misuse (13 Jul 1984)

Mr Robert Kilroy-Silk: ...do exist are under-manned and under-resourced and do not have the proper facilities to catch suppliers. In many areas the activities of the police are still too heavily concentrated on the abuse of cannabis. I welcome the response of the Merseyside police force and the South Yorkshire force, which have initiated a policy of not prosecuting those who are found in possession of small amounts...

Discipline Acts (3 Jul 1984)

Mr Denzil Davies: ...the House, the Select Committee on Defence studies the Bill and makes its recommendations. We are grateful to the Minister for accepting one of those recommendations in relation to psychiatric medical advice in respect of the certification of members of the armed forces. However, the Minister did not tell us about anything else. That is not a complaint, but we are reaching the point when...

Prayers: Policing in the Metropolis (11 May 1984)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: ...difficulty for the police is in imposing rules which the public, or a significant part of the public, does not think necessary or right, particularly in regard to the suppression of the trade in cannabis. That is a situation in which we undoubtedly find ourselves in many parts of London. We are therefore in danger of repeating the mistakes of the United States at the time of...

Prayers: Drug Abuse (13 Apr 1984)

Bernard Braine: I have always taken that view. I thought that my hon. Friend was about to refer to calls for the de-criminalisation of the possession of cannabis. Unless society has a clear idea of where it is going in relation to all drugs, it will sink into a position from which it will be difficult to rescue the victims. I entirely agree with my hon. Friend and I do not believe that Parliament, which is a...

Orders of the Day — Drug Abuse (Glasgow) (22 Oct 1981)

Mr Alexander Fletcher: ...in May this year which said, on drugs: The large reduction of 26.9 per cent. in cases of drug abuse and 31.1 per cent. in the number of persons arrested for drug offences hides what police and medical authorities believe to be disturbing trends. Firstly, heroin abuse doubled over the year and although the 1980 figure of thirty is still comparatively small, the situation is being monitored...


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