Results 1–20 of 400 for medical cannabis

Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill (16 Oct 2020)

Richard Holden: ...prisoners and 48% of male prisoners found it easy or very easy to get drugs in prison. In 2019-20, 10.5% of random mandatory drug tests in prisons were positive for traditional drugs, such as cannabis or opiates, but when psychoactive substances are included the rate of positive tests rises by around 30% to 14% in all prisons. Psychoactive drugs, and the misuse of prescription-only...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (6 Oct 2020)

Tonia Antoniazzi: ...Secretary of State today is a simple yes or no answer. It has come to light that the Northern Ireland authorities have taken unprecedented action and committed to pay for private prescriptions for medical cannabis for severely ill children. Will he do the right thing and follow the example set in Northern Ireland in supporting other children with intractable epilepsy by paying for their...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (25 Sep 2020)

Patricia Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made in ensuring that (a) very ill children and (b) other patients who benefit from prescription cannabis are able to access it.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Epilepsy: Cannabis (22 Sep 2020)

Liz Saville-Roberts: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) access to medical cannabis for children and adults with rare and severe forms of epilepsy and (b) of Government financial support for vulnerable children with intractable epilepsy who are reliant on privately-paid for medical cannabis.

Business of the House (17 Sep 2020)

Kevin Brennan: ...Rachel Rankmore, whose son, Bailey Williams, has very severe epilepsy. They were holding those vigils because they are still paying thousands of pounds in private prescriptions to get hold of medical cannabis. In Northern Ireland, the Administration are helping financially. May we have a debate on why that is not happening in the rest of the UK?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (14 Sep 2020)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many unlicensed cannabis-based products have been prescribed on an NHS prescription, dispensed in the community in England and submitted to the NHS Business Services Authority for reimbursement in each month from November 2018 to August 2020.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (14 Sep 2020)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2020 to Question 57346 on Cannabis: Medical Treatments, what progress the Government has made on implementing a patient registry to monitor outcomes among medical cannabis patients.

Misuse of Nitrous Oxide (21 Jul 2020)

Rosie Duffield: ...to be intervened on by the hon. Gentleman—I have arrived! A recent report by the British Compressed Gases Association—something I never thought I would say in this Chamber—said that continued medical use will be easy, as it always has been, if we impose a restriction on sales to individuals. I have borne that in mind when doing my research, and I thank the hon. Gentleman for raising...

Coronavirus Response (20 Jul 2020)

Tonia Antoniazzi: On 26 June, there was letter to the Secretary of State from the co-chairs of the all-party parliamentary group on access to medical cannabis under prescription about the desperate plight of epileptic children due to covid. On 9 June, there was an urgent email to the Under-Secretary of State following a meeting at the suggestion of the Secretary of State in this House on 2 June. On 22 May,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Epilepsy: Cannabis (17 Jul 2020)

Lord Bethell: The Government changed the law. Specialist doctors can prescribe medicinal cannabis where clinically appropriate and in the best interests of patients. The clinical guidelines, developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, demonstrate a clear need for more evidence to support routine prescribing and funding decisions of unlicensed cannabis-based medicines for rare forms...

Medicinal Cannabis - Question (6 Jul 2020)

Baroness Meacher: My Lords, from 1 November 2018 consultants have been able to prescribe medical cannabis as an unlicensed medicine, as the Minister implies, yet NHS doctors remain unwilling to prescribe, partly because medical cannabis remains on the list of controlled drugs. Hundreds of thousands of patients with severe and chronic conditions who find that cannabis is the only medicine that controls their...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Epilepsy: Cannabis (24 Jun 2020)

Jo Churchill: ... Guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) demonstrate a clear need for more evidence to support routine prescribing and funding decisions of cannabis-based medicines for severe treatment resistant epilepsy and other conditions. We are working hard with the health system, industry and researchers to improve the knowledge base available....

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Defences for victims of domestic abuse who commit an offence (17 Jun 2020)

Jess Phillips: ...might have been the new Minister Chalk—was whether this stops that process getting to the court room. In cases of modern slavery, the answer is yes. For example, if you were to find somebody in a cannabis farm or running drugs, the process stops before that point; is not like it gets to court. If somebody was sent shoplifting because of human trafficking, no one says, “This is going...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Medicines and Medical Devices Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (16 Jun 2020)

Gerry Carroll: ...but about a general trend that has been happening throughout the coronavirus crisis. What we are dealing with today is serious and important stuff. I do not claim to be an expert in medicine or medical devices either, but the manufacturing, marketing and supply of medicines seems to be serious stuff to me. Clinical trials are detailed in clause 4. As we heard on the Health Committee, that...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (15 Jun 2020)

Alex Sobel: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including cannabis-based medicines in the remit of the proposed Innovative Medicines Fund.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (15 Jun 2020)

Alex Sobel: ...and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations contained in the report published by NHS England and NHS Improvement, entitled Barriers to accessing cannabis-based products for medicinal use on NHS prescription, published in March 2019.

Covid-19 Response (2 Jun 2020)

Tonia Antoniazzi: Secretary of State, Teagan Appleby has been in intensive care twice in the past 10 weeks because her family were unable to pay for the medical cannabis that they need to keep her alive. The families of these epileptic children have been put on the back burner by Brexit, a general election and now covid. The sums of money we are talking about are tantamount to what the right hon. Gentleman’s...

Covid-19 Response (2 Jun 2020)

Tonia Antoniazzi: Secretary of State, Teagan Appleby has been in intensive care twice in the past 10 weeks because her family were unable to pay for the medical cannabis that they need to keep her alive. The families of these epileptic children have been put on the back burner by Brexit, a general election and now covid. The sums of money we are talking about are tantamount to what the right hon. Gentleman’s...

Covid-19 Response (2 Jun 2020)

Tonia Antoniazzi: Secretary of State, Teagan Appleby has been in intensive care twice in the past 10 weeks because her family were unable to pay for the medical cannabis that they need to keep her alive. The families of these epileptic children have been put on the back burner by Brexit, a general election and now covid. The sums of money we are talking about are tantamount to what the right hon. Gentleman’s...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (2 Jun 2020)

Crispin Blunt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraphs 4 and 5 on page 3 of her Department's Factsheet on Cannabis, CBD and other cannabinoids, what assessment she has made of the limit of detection that is the appropriate level of sensitivity to accurately determine through laboratory analysis that there are no controlled cannabinoids present in a CBD product and...


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