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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (10 Jan 2019)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of patients who have been (a) prescribed medicinal cannabis through the NHS and (b) denied a prescription for medicinal cannabis through the NHS since its use was legalised in November 2018.

Deaths of Homeless People: Business of the House (20 Dec 2018)

Lisa Cameron: ..., Madam Deputy Speaker. On a more sombre note, my constituent Cole Thomson, aged six, has repeated paralysing epileptic seizures, and his mother Lisa has been battling for access to medicinal cannabis to try to save his life. She states: “A few weeks ago, Cole was running around kicking a ball. Now he can barely lift his foot. I still can’t believe how quickly he has deteriorated. This...

Cannabis (Legalisation and Regulation) (11 Dec 2018)

Steve Double: ...issue, and while I strongly disagree with him, I respect his desire that something be done to address it. I am sure we can all agree that something needs to be done about the current situation with cannabis use, which is wrong, unsustainable and doing a great deal of damage to our society, but I do not believe that liberalising and decriminalising it in this way is the answer. My view is...

Scottish Parliament: Public Health Crisis (Drugs and Alcohol) (28 Nov 2018)

David Stewart: ...aged 15 to 44. Some members rightly attempted to look to the future of drug use—the issues on the horizon that we should be concerned about, such as new psychoactive substances and prescribed medication. If we want lessons about the way forward, we can look at America and the horrors of the opiate crisis. When I was over there recently, I read that 90 per cent of the people who inject...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (20 Nov 2018)

Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the (a) knowledge and (b) awareness among GPs of the benefits of medicinal cannabis.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (15 Nov 2018)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of NHS and medical professional body guidelines on the prescription of medicinal cannabis in ensuring the eligibility for prescription of patients for whom that treatment might be advantageous.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (15 Nov 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department remains the ministerial lead for the medicinal use of cannabis-based products.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (12 Nov 2018)

Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the advice used to inform his Department on the requirements that (a) the decision to prescribe medicinal cannabis products must be made by a specialist doctor and (b) medicinal cannabis products may only be prescribed when the patient has an unmet special clinical need that cannot be met by other treatments.

Government Vision on Prevention - Statement (6 Nov 2018)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...for the future of the NHS. If I may, I will now address two separate issues that I know are of interest across the House today: the treatment of those with learning difficulties and autism, and the medical use of cannabis. Since becoming Health and Social Care Secretary, I have been shocked by some of the care received by those with autism and learning difficulties. Where people deserve...

Synthetic Cannabinoids: Reclassification — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (6 Nov 2018)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Mansfield (Ben Bradley) on securing this debate. Cannabis substitutes, or synthetic cannabinoids, have developed at a staggering rate over recent years, with more than 100 chemical variants, largely imported from the far east. The biggest concern is that many are far more potent and toxic...

Universal Credit: Prevention of Ill Health: Government Vision (5 Nov 2018)

Stuart McDonald: costs by £326 million. If the Secretary of State is serious about prevention, will he support minimum pricing? Finally, I welcome the moves in respect of the prescription of medicinal cannabis, but too few are benefiting. My constituent Caroline was given months to live after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Those treating her link her ongoing good standard of living with...

Cannabis: Medicinal Uses - Question (1 Nov 2018)

Baroness Thornton: My Lords, it is to be welcomed that the Government have today issued guidance on the use and access of cannabis for medical use. Having spoken to several GPs about this matter in the last day or so, to a person they are experiencing an increase in the number of patients requesting access to cannabis medicine in their surgeries for pain management. Some of those requests will probably...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill - Committee (30 Oct 2018)

Lord Hain: .... Thanks to the amazing work of Charlotte Caldwell, literally arguing for the life of her son Billy, who suffers from life-threatening epilepsy, the Home Office was forced to move on the use of medical cannabis, which is absolutely essential for his and other sufferers’ treatment. The use of medical cannabis is now permitted in Northern Ireland. Did that interfere with the devolution...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill: Extension of period for Executive formation (24 Oct 2018)

Mike Penning: I do not understand why Hart has not been done. There was huge courage within the Northern Ireland Health Department when we got medical cannabis for constituents in Northern Ireland when we were getting Billies and Alfies over here. People had the will and they needed the confidence. Is my hon. Friend sure that this legislation will give them the confidence, because clearly they are...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (24 Oct 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: ...of State for Health and Social Care, whether all patients with health conditions previously determined by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to benefit from the use of cannabis will automatically qualify for prescriptions for medicinal cannabis.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Prescriptions (24 Oct 2018)

Nick Hurd: From 1 November, certain cannabis-based products for medicinal use, that meet conditions related to the quality of their manufacture and supply routes, can be prescribed by doctors on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC). GPs will not be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicinal products for their patients. There is no requirement for specialist doctors to notify the...

Drugs Policy — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (23 Oct 2018)

Jim Shannon: .... He will be well aware that we approach this topic from different angles, but I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute. I am deeply concerned about Canada’s recent decision to legalise cannabis—undoubtedly the driver behind today’s debate—and its potential impact in the UK. That said, my concern lies with the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use, rather than...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Prescriptions (23 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: NHS England expects that cannabis-based products for medicinal use should only be prescribed for indications where there is clear evidence of benefit, and in patients where there is a clinical need which cannot be met by a licensed medicine and, where established treatment options have been exhausted. The decision to prescribe these unlicensed medicines must be made by a specialist doctor...

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

Darren Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the (a) safety and (b) effectiveness of the use medical cannabis oil in the palliative care of pancreatic cancer patients who have a history of strokes.

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