Anas Sarwar: ...is, I believe, as prevalent now as it has ever been. The substances might not all be the same, but we are kidding ourselves on if we believe that young people are not using drugs. MDMA, legal highs, cannabis, cocaine and others are rife in communities across our country. We cannot allow ourselves to be viewed as distant “suits” who are out of touch with reality. Sadly, much of...
Jeff Smith: Last month the Prime Minister met six-year-old Alfie Dingley and his family at Downing Street, so I think she understands how vital it is that he gets access to the cannabis-based medicine that treats his very rare and severe form of epilepsy. On Monday the Home Office received an application for a licence from Alfie’s GP and a leading neurologist so that he can access the medicine. Can...
Cannabis Oil Prescription: Epilepsy
David Hanson: ...under the new regime in the transition period? How will Ministers influence Eurojust and Europol? Those are key issues, because we are part of 44 crime workstreams in Europol: economic crime, excise fraud, money laundering, trafficking in human beings, facilitation of illegal immigration, drug trafficking, synthetic drugs, cannabis, cocaine and heroin, other drugs, terrorism, organised...
Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to grant licences for medicinal cannabis products; and if he will make a statement.
Cannabis-derived Therapies (National Health Service)
Simon Clarke: ...by a group of people who run rural businesses as well as by farmers. It was interesting to hear about the sorts of problems that they are facing. At a lower level, they include endemic theft, problems with cannabis farms hidden in their fields, and offences such as hare coursing, but there are also more serious threats. The farmers were saying that when they challenged people who were...
Ronnie Cowan: ...I met the family of Alfie Dingley and members of the End Our Pain campaign. Alfie’s case, along with those of Murray Gray and Billy Caldwell—and many, many more—highlight the case for medical cannabis. Will the Minister liaise with the Home Office to introduce medical cannabis for the thousands of people who would benefit, but who do not want to be branded as criminals?
Baroness Meacher: My Lords, is the Minister aware of the very powerful evidence from the United States that one of the most effective ways of reducing dependency on opioids is to legalise cannabis for the relief of pain? Cannabis is far less addictive and far less dangerous, yet it is incredibly effective for large numbers of patients.
Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to introduce the use of all forms of medicinal cannabis.
Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she bring forward legislative proposals to enable medicines derived from cannabis to be available on prescription.
Cannabis - Question
Frank Field: ...the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will consider granting a special license to Alife Dingley to enable him to take part in a bespoke trial that will give him access to medicinal cannabis.
Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will assess the health and economic benefits of legalising cannabis for medical use.
Helen Goodman: ...of thousands of people in Libya. The National Crime Agency estimates that between 10,000 and 13,000 people are trafficked into this country every year. One of my constituents was trafficked into this country as a 10-year-old and forced to work in a cannabis farm. The Government are very firm on modern slavery, but they do not seem to want to see it through in other legislation. I do not...
Alex Sobel: ...of State for the Home Department, what the implications are for the Government's drugs policy of the decision to grant new licences to pharmaceutical companies to grow and process medicinal cannabis for exportation to other countries.
Legalisation of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) Bill