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Cannabis: Medicinal Use - Question (4 Mar 2019)

Baroness Meacher: I thank the Minister for her reply. She will be aware that only about four people have received a prescription for medical cannabis since it became legal on 1 November last year. Doctors have had no training in prescribing cannabis. They need to know the contents, dosages, side-effects and everything else about medical cannabis products. The pressure on doctors with desperate patients whose...

Petition - Medical Cannabis Oil (26 Jun 2018)

Ian Lavery: I rise to present my petition on cannabis oil for medical use. The inspiration for it has been an incredibly engaging online petition started by my constituent, Paul Keeney. It was started by Paul from his hospital bed during his ongoing battle with an extremely rare and aggressive form of cancer. His petition calls for cannabis oil to be used medically and legally in the UK, and has to this...

Medical Cannabis Under Prescription (20 May 2019)

Jeff Smith: ...right hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. That points to the issue about where we get the product from. The problems, allegedly linked to increased episodes of psychosis, are from high-THC street cannabis, which is not what we mean when we talk about medical cannabis products. As I said, there are lots of different types of cannabis products. They are very often CBD-based, but when they...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (22 Oct 2019)

Baroness Meacher: ...I will focus on a health issue that could save the NHS billions of pounds and precious consultant time and which, in my view, should have been included in the Queen’s Speech. On 1 November 2018 medical cannabis was rescheduled and recognised as a medicine for the first time in 50 years, having been used as a medicine for thousands of years before then. However, the job to make medical...

[Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] — Cannabis (12 Oct 2015)

Paul Monaghan: I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the debate, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Newport West (Paul Flynn) on securing it. A debate about the regulation of cannabis to reduce harm is welcome. I will immediately declare an interest. For many years, I have had the privilege of being the director of the Inverness Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre. Cannabis has brought some...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jun 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: The Government granted a licence to British Sugar to grow cannabis on an industrial scale and licensed medical cannabis produced by GW Pharmaceuticals. They have now stalled, proposing that a panel should decide on a one-by-one basis who can benefit from medical cannabis. I am wondering what will happen on day one when 20,000 people apply to that panel. Can the Government not see the writing...

Drugs: Cannabis — Question (17 Jun 2015)

Lord Walton of Detchant: Is the Minister aware that, in 2000, your Lordships’ Select Committee on Science and Technology, of which I was then a member, conducted a major investigation into the potential medical benefits of cannabis preparations and cannabis itself. We were satisfied that smoking cannabis was just as dangerous in causing cancer as smoking tobacco, if not more so. Nevertheless, we received...

Drugs Licensing - Statement (19 Jun 2018)

Lord Rosser: ..., Alfie Dingley and others like them, and for their parents, who, as the Statement says, have been under unimaginable stress and strain. With yesterday’s Urgent Question in the other place on the medical use of a cannabis-based medicine uprated to today’s Statement on drugs licensing, this appears to be another example of the Government making decisions on the hoof, in a flap and in...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (23 Jun 2015)

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...of Health. It is excellent that the two departments are represented on the Front Bench for this important debate. The noble Lords, Lord Rea and Lord Ribeiro, spoke with all the authority of their medical expertise, and the noble Lord, Lord Blencathra, spoke with the authority that comes from his own unfortunate experience. I follow the noble Baronesses, Lady Hamwee and Lady Meacher, in...

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2008 (25 Nov 2008)

Baroness Masham of Ilton: My Lords, when cannabis was changed from class B to C I said that it was an unwise thing to do; and cannabis was strong even then. Many people start drug-taking by taking cannabis. It was also a confusing message, especially to the police, as the noble Lord, Lord Mackenzie, said. There is much evidence that cannabis can cause serious and dangerous problems for people with mental health...

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Cannabis (19 May 2008)

Dawn Primarolo: The Department continues, through campaigns such as Frank, to make the public aware of the health harms associated with cannabis use. In July 2007, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) were asked by the Home Secretary to reassess the medical and social scientific basis of the classification of cannabis in the light of real public concern about the potential mental health effects...

Medicinal Cannabis (18 Jun 2018)

Jeff Smith: I welcome this first step from the Government, but the Minister has just said that the Government recognise the medical benefits of cannabis, so the question is: why on earth is cannabis still a controlled drug under schedule 1, which is for drugs with no medical benefit? It is time for an urgent rescheduling of cannabis, which would make life easier for the Government and for patients.

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Report (Continued) (14 Jul 2015)

Lord Howarth of Newport: My Lords, I hope indeed that, as the amendment proposes, the Government will consult in the relatively near future with the ACMD about the desirability of rescheduling cannabis from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 to facilitate the use of cannabis-based medications. I draw great encouragement from the fact that the noble Baroness, Lady Hollins, has added her name to the amendment. She is an...

Prime Minister: Engagements (23 Oct 2019)

Ronnie Cowan: There are families across the United Kingdom who have children suffering from epilepsy. Many have found that medical cannabis is a great help, but they have been driven either to act unlawfully or to pay huge sums of money to gain access to medical cannabis. The Secretary of State for Health stated on 19 March that in several months’ time it will be made available. End Our Pain wrote to the...

Cannabis: Medicinal Use - Question (16 Jul 2018)

Baroness Meacher: My Lords, I congratulate the Government on instituting these reviews, and I congratulate Professor Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, for making very clear in correspondence with me that she believes that cannabis needs urgently to be rescheduled—she did not use those words, but it was very clear what she meant. In view of the clarity now that cannabis has quite remarkable medical...

Dangerous Drugs (29 Oct 2003)

Chris Bryant: I will not because I am conscious that I have little time. Some people suggest that the answer is to license cannabis and sell it at Boots. However, when similar policies have been tried or police have tacitly allowed coffee shops to exist in other countries, major dealers have hung around outside the shops because they know that the most likely new clients are existing cannabis users....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pancreatic Cancer: Cannabis (15 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: Earlier this year the Chief Medical Adviser to the United Kingdom Government, Professor Dame Sally Davies, conducted a review in which she examined evidence of the medicinal benefit of cannabis based products. She found conclusive evidence of the therapeutic benefit of cannabis based medicinal products for certain medical conditions and reasonable evidence of therapeutic benefit in several...

Business of the House (16 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: I am wearing the mental health Scottish tartan in support of Mental Health Awareness Week. I welcome next week’s debate on medical cannabis. I have two constituents, John and Laura, whose beautiful daughter, Blathnaid, needs access to medical cannabis. After the Health Secretary told me at the Dispatch Box that he would look into their case, his correspondence department came back and said...

Drugs (27 Apr 1998)

Mrs Ann Taylor: We all sympathise with anyone who has a serious and debilitating illness, but the Government take the view that, at this stage, there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of cannabis or cannabis derivatives as therapeutic agents—that view was also expressed by the British Medical Association in its recent report. Research into both cannabis and cannabinoids can take...

Medical Cannabis (20 Feb 2018)

Michael Fabricant: ...just 5 stone in weight—in St Giles hospice in my constituency, suffering from the very final stages of multiple sclerosis. Her husband has found that the only drug that alleviated her pain was cannabis, and he has twice been investigated by the police. We are not talking about the general administration of cannabis; we are talking about the medical prescription of cannabis. If a doctor...


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