Results 1–20 of 2217 for cannabis

Drug Addiction — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: ...Forum, which will examine the operational implications of engaging with older drug users and how to encourage them into services and keep them in treatment. For many people it is heroin, cocaine or cannabis that are classified as drugs; but we must not ignore alcohol. Alcohol addiction is one of the most damaging forms of drug addiction.

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Crispin Blunt: ...failure of the policy since the 1961 UN single convention on narcotic drugs? Will she look at the evidence that will emerge from the United States and Canada on the legalisation and regulation of cannabis markets there, as well as decriminalisation in Portugal and elsewhere—

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Licensing (22 Nov 2017)

Conor McGinn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's criteria are for the granting of a greater than 0.2 per cent THC cannabis growing licence; and what her Department's criteria are in determining the notice period provided to a licence holder on removal of a greater than 0.2 per cent THC cannabis growing licence.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (14 Nov 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has commissioned any reports into the use of medical marijuana.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Maxton: I am slightly confused by what is a performance-enhancing drug. We have seen athletes and other sportsmen banned in this country for taking what I would call non-enhancing drugs: in other words, cannabis or whatever it might be. In that case they are not performance-enhancing drugs but the reverse of them—yet people can be banned even if taking them is deemed legal in the country where...

Temporary Accommodation (7 Nov 2017)

Helen Hayes: ...and distressing I hear. I think of my constituent who lives in a single room with her two-year-old daughter, sharing kitchen and bathroom facilities with other residents she does not know, some of whom cause disturbance and smoke cannabis on the landing outside her room. I think of the woman who, while she was pregnant, was placed in a studio flat with no running water, where she remained...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Charlie Elphicke: .... In reality, if the traffickers did get them across the border, it almost invariably resulted in them disappearing from view into a life of exploitation, whether working in a nail bar, growing cannabis or being used as a child criminal. We all know that those and other forms of exploitation went on and go on. It is entirely unacceptable. That was why it was so important to get rid of the...

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (24 Oct 2017)

Lord Patten: ..., Lady Meacher, who knows much more about this stuff than I ever will, pointed out that you sometimes get substitution. I worry that there are harder substitutes coming in, particularly the ever-stronger strains of cannabis such as Nova OG, produced by cultivation companies in the United States, and described by one marketing organisation in the United States—hard to resist—as,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Crime: Children (16 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: ...includes providing the required tailored support which addresses their specific needs and vulnerabilities. Child criminal exploitation can consist of a range of criminal activities including cannabis cultivation, sham marriage, county lines, forced begging, benefit fraud and theft. The National Crime Agency includes criminal exploitation within the labour exploitation statistics. In the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (16 Oct 2017)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many licences to conduct trials of cannabis-based medicines have been issued in the UK in the last three years.

Legalisation of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) (10 Oct 2017)

Paul Flynn: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to allow the production, supply, possession and use of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal purposes; and for connected purposes. This is the Elizabeth Brice Bill. Elizabeth Brice was a remarkable lady who campaigned for many years in this House to re-legalise medicinal cannabis. She was a brilliant person. She was a television...

Scottish Parliament: Access to New Medicines (4 Oct 2017)

Pauline McNeill: Will the Scottish Government consider funding Sativex, a cannabis-based medicine, as NHS Wales has done? Drugs such as Sativex can help to treat multiple sclerosis, arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Tony Wiggins, the chair of the Cardiff and Vale MS Society, has trialled Sativex and called it a “tremendous step forward”. He also said: “It’s good for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Prescription Drugs (20 Sep 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the devolved administrations on making cannabis available through pharmaceuticals where use of that drug can be helpful.

Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Sep 2017)

Baroness Massey of Darwen: ...him. I was struck, over the summer, by how much appeared in the media on cases of trafficking and modern slavery. Of course, trafficking results in modern slavery, whether it be in domestic work, cannabis factories or prostitution. Modern slavery is a moral and ethical issue, not just a legal one. I have learned first hand how victims of modern slavery, including child victims, have been...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (7 Sep 2017)

Review by the Advisory Council of the Misuse of Drugs on the rescheduling of cannabis – Baroness Meacher. Short debate

Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 - Question (6 Sep 2017)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...I have not disagreed, that evidence-based policies are absolutely the right way forward. In fact, WHO is undertaking some work of its own and it will report next year on the various elements of cannabis. We await with interest the results of that work.

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Misuse (5 Sep 2017)

Sarah Newton: knowingly permit the production or attempted production and supply of a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. It is also an offence to prepare opium for smoking and to smoke cannabis, cannabis resin or prepared opium. The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced closure powers which allow the police and local councils to quickly close down premises...

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Sarah Newton: the Home Office, but as I say, I will write to him in a lot more detail. The hon. Member for Newport West (Paul Flynn) spoke passionately about the work of Elizabeth Brice and her campaign for the medicinal use of cannabis. I want to assure him and all Members in the House that there is access to medicinal cannabis. It can be used for a wide range of ailments and can be very...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Baroness Meacher: ...lives with appalling symptoms and side-effects of prescribed medications. Tens of thousands of patients are risking arrest every day in order to obtain from illegal drug dealers the one medicine—cannabis—which they say controls their pain or other symptoms with minimal side effects. Cannabis is a schedule 1 drug—the schedule for dangerous drugs with no medicinal...

Scottish Parliament: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (13 Jun 2017)

John Finnie: ...the requirement to train professionals to spot the signs of human trafficking, the reality is that many victims do not know that they are victims. In a previous debate, I alluded to a young man from Vietnam who managed a cannabis farm not far from Inverness and thought that he was outside London. There were issues around his age. I commend the scrutiny that we did on the statutory defence...

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