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Drugs Policy: Departmental Responsibility - Question (7 Feb 2017)

Baroness Meacher: ...at the UNGASS when it declared that evidence-based public health policy is here to stay? I know that the Minister is aware of the considerable evidence now available of the importance of medical cannabis to tens, if not hundreds of thousands, of very sick, chronically ill patients. If the MHRA is willing to work with the Home Office to develop ways in which cannabis medicine can be made...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Drugs and Alcoholic Drinks (1 Feb 2017)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people died from the effects of (a) tobacco, (b) alcohol and (c) cannabis in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Jan 2017)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: ...surgery. She was having a successful career as a teacher, and it was really time for her to move on and look at becoming a head of department in another school. She had a conviction for possession of cannabis while at university for which she had been fined £25. I should say that I do not, but I would not mind betting that quite a few Members of your Lordships’ House of a...

Greyhound Welfare (15 Dec 2016)

Anna Turley: ...issue in the current financial climate. To give an example of the two-tier system, in 2011 an independent trainer was banned from keeping animals for life and received an 18-week suspended sentence for giving his dog Viagra and cannabis. In comparison, in 2014 a trainer licensed through GBGB gave his greyhound amphetamine, following two previous incidents of administering illegal drugs,...

Alcohol - Question (6 Dec 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...pricing. We will keep it under review in the light of the outcome of the Scottish case. I also concur with what the noble Baroness said about the developing brain. The overuse of both alcohol and cannabis has been shown to have very serious consequences for mental health.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis (22 Nov 2016)

Crispin Blunt: ...and (b) the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has reviewed the latest evidence, including evidence on different regulatory approaches in other jurisdictions, for the use of medical cannabis.

Drugs Policy - Question for Short Debate (21 Nov 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...at the United Nations; and, thirdly, in the first two tranches of international controls on some of the most harmful new psychoactive substances. I will write to the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, on the Spice/cannabis differentiation, because I will not have a chance to respond on that point tonight. We will continue to press the international community to implement the recommendations of the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (15 Nov 2016)

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will respond to the recommendations of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reforms Accessing Medicinal Cannabis: Meeting Patients' Needs, published in September 2016.

Prisons: Self-inflicted Deaths - Question (3 Nov 2016)

Baroness Meacher: ...those people, who mainly suffer from anxiety and depression, gets effective treatment. Last month the medicines regulator, the MHRA, declared that products with CBD in them—one of the key elements of cannabis—are effective medicines. The word “medicines” is crucial. Will the Minister ask his officials to look at the evidence of the efficacy of CBD on anxiety and...

Criminal Finances Bill (25 Oct 2016)

James Berry: ...to forfeit that cash. A classic example is a shoebox found in a house containing some drugs and rolls of cash. However, the provisions apply to cash alone. The more sophisticated criminals do not have rolls of cash and a little bit of cannabis or cocaine in a shoebox. They have their money in bank accounts and in high-value items of personal property, which are much harder to trace and...

Prisons - Question (20 Oct 2016)

Lord Patel of Bradford: ...restricted in prisons. Does the Minister agree that it is important to have a co-ordinated response to tackling demand and all drug misuse—not only psychoactive substances but heroin, crack and cannabis, and the increasing misuse of prescribed drugs? If not, we will have a scattergun, reactive approach to tackling this issue. It is important to include drug misuse in the White Paper.

Backbench Business: Tobacco Control Plan — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (13 Oct 2016)

Bob Blackman: ...illegal drugs demonstrate that point powerfully. Capture rates are the percentage of users who report that they have become dependent on the drug at some point. Tobacco has a capture rate of almost a third, more than for heroin, cocaine, alcohol and cannabis. It is clear that the tobacco companies deliberately set out to ensure that their customers are addicted to the drug. Dependency is a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (27 Sep 2016)

Eamonn McCann: ...mind-altering substances — that is what alcohol is — we must see it in the round. I see no point at all in isolating alcohol from other drugs. Incidentally, it was said during the debate that cannabis is a gateway drug to more dangerous drugs. No, it is not. There is no evidence — none whatsoever — for this proposition, despite the fact that it is trotted out...

Prison Safety — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (15 Sep 2016)

Victoria Prentis: ...told us about an inmate who had been found unconscious in his cell. Four officers went inside to assist him and all four of them needed hospital treatment for secondary inhalation. These drugs are not cannabis as some Members of the House may have known it; they are cannabinoids and they are very dangerous mind-altering substances, which are doing extraordinary damage to our prisoners. The...

Business of the House (15 Sep 2016)

Paul Flynn: ...this week by distinguished Members of all parties. For 25 years, parties of all colours have failed to respond to the appeals from the seriously ill who have suffered agonies of pain when they ask for relief that is provided by the only medicine that works for them, which is cannabis. Because of the prejudice-rich, cowardly, knowledge-free policies of both Governments, we have continued...

Psychosis: Early Intervention — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (7 Sep 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: ...access. It pays passing reference to substance abuse, saying: “Around 40% of people with first episode psychosis misuse substances at some point in their lifetime.” I would like to see more research done into cannabis-induced psychosis. It is clear to me—partly from anecdotal evidence, but there is research out there—that partly because of the stronger strains of...

Prisons: Staff Safety - Statement (11 Jul 2016)

Lord Faulks: ...activities pose a particular concern. Another factor is the widespread availability of new psychoactive substances, or NPS, synthetically manufactured drugs, which are more difficult to detect than traditional cannabis and opiates. The former Chief Inspector of Prisons has said that new psychoactive substances are now the most serious threat to the safety and security of our jails. NPS...

Safety of Prison Staff (11 Jul 2016)

Michael Gove: ...pose a particular concern. Another factor is the widespread availability of new psychoactive substances or NPS—synthetically manufactured drugs which are more difficult to detect than traditional cannabis and opiates. The former chief inspector of prisons has said that NPS are “now the most serious threat to the safety and security of jails.” NPS consumption, and indeed...

Independent Advocates for Trafficked Children — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (28 Jun 2016)

Angela Crawley: ...marriage; domestic servitude such as cleaning, childcare or cooking; forced labour in factories or agriculture; and criminal activity such as pickpocketing, begging, transporting drugs, working in cannabis farms, selling pirated DVDs and petty bag theft. In this range of small, medium and large crimes, children are exploited. They have no advocate to make a case for them and the...


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