Results 1–20 of 2207 for cannabis

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...

Scottish Parliament: People with Arthritis (Assistance to Work) (1 Jun 2017)

Pauline McNeill: ...people live with osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis. Anyone who has it will confirm that it is a very painful condition. There is some evidence to suggest that the use of cannabis can alleviate pain for some sufferers, and some people have called for use of cannabis under strict medical conditions. For example, countries including Germany and Canada and 21 states in...

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: 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: 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: 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...

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