Results 1–20 of 2217 for cannabis

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (26 Apr 2017)

Lord Northbrook: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the differing risks posed by different strengths of cannabis; and, if so, whether they have published those results.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis (19 Apr 2017)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has commissioned or published reports on the use of medicinal cannabis.

Business of the House (30 Mar 2017)

Stuart McDonald: ...was given just two months to live because of an untreatable brain tumour. Her continuing quality of life is attributed by many of those treating her to a reluctant decision to take a daily dose of cannabis oil. May we have a debate in this Chamber about whether it really can be right for those such as Caroline to be criminalised, hindering her treatment and discouraging others from making...

Public Bill Committee: Prisons and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (28 Mar 2017)

Joe Simpson: On the demand side, the Prison Service has been very successful. When I joined, the drug of choice was cannabis; then, when they started mandatory drug testing, it went from cannabis to heroin and cocaine, for the simple reason that they stay in the body a lot less than cannabis. But we just punish prisoners; if they get a positive MDT, they are punished and that is the end of...

Brexit: Gibraltar - Question for Short Debate (21 Mar 2017)

Baroness Goldie: ...say that there have been some very good examples of how that partnership with Spain and Gibraltar has been working. Spanish and Gibraltarian agencies often co-operate to tackle issues such as drug smuggling. In January of this year, approximately €4 million-worth of cannabis was seized in a joint operation on the waters. So there is a mutuality of interest in trying to make these...

Detention of Vulnerable Persons — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: ...of modern slavery must go free and not be in detention. I will refer to an example given to me by Detention Action. It is about T, a trafficking survivor. “Like many Vietnamese people in detention, he was trafficked to work in a cannabis farm.” That was referenced by the Prime Minister. “He has been left with long-lasting injuries and psychological trauma after being...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis (6 Mar 2017)

Alex Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policy on the use of medicinal cannabis of the findings in The health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in 2017; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Research (27 Feb 2017)

Daniel Poulter: ...to the oral contribution of the then Minister for Policing, Crime and Criminal Justice on 20 January 2016, Official Report, column 1479, what progress her Department has made on the use of cannabis for the purposes of medicinal research.

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...


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