Results 381–400 of 500 for medical cannabis

Scottish Parliament: Drug Misuse (20 Jan 2000)

Tommy Sheridan: I accept that completely. I am not promoting cannabis. I do not use cannabis and I would not encourage anyone else to use cannabis. I am arguing that it is a nonsense to retain cannabis as an illegal drug, because doing so criminalises more than 1 million people in Scotland whose crime is no greater than that of people who smoke cigarettes or drink a pint. That is the argument that I am...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (24 Nov 1999)

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley: ...legislation, however, hides a number of initiatives, as well as omissions, on which it would be proper to comment. I do so mainly from the angle of those treatments such as osteopathy, acupuncture, medical herbalism, healing, environmental and nutritional medicine, homoeopathy, and many others, known collectively as complementary medicine. In this and in other ways I find myself crossing...

Benefits Uprating: National Science Strategy (9 Nov 1999)

Ian Gibson: ...will do so in future. We heard the phrase "Science is on our side" in the beef debate, and it has been said that good science will take the debate on genetically modified organisms—or indeed on cannabis, cancer treatments or other matters of public concern—forward. Such phrases are part and parcel of life in this House and of our way of life in general. They bounce around the airwaves...

Scottish Parliament: Crime Prevention (23 Sep 1999)

Lord James Selkirk:, that needs to be addressed. There have been many significant speeches this morning on the issue of drugs, and support for a comprehensive approach. I agree with Keith Raffan about cannabis; it is a matter of particular debate. I wrote to Sam Galbraith about it because I believe that it has harmful medical effects. He confirmed in a letter dated 27 May that "there are potential...

Petitions: Drugs (2 Jun 1999)

George Howarth: ..., and we are doing just that. The perennial argument made by my hon. Friend the Member for Newport, West, among others, concerns legalisation or decriminalisation. I shall say a brief word about medical use. If any product can be developed that proves to be helpful to people in a medicinal sense and can be clinically trialled and shown to work, the Government—as my right hon. Friend the...

Clause 1: Multiple Sclerosis (15 Feb 1999)

John Hutton: I do not want to turn this into a love-in, but I am grateful to the right hon. and learned Gentleman as well. Many people are aware, too, of the use of a rather older drug by patients with MS—cannabis. The Government receive a lot of correspondence from people with MS about their problems with pain and how cannabis seems to help alleviate the symptoms. The hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam...

Clause 1: Exclusion of Hereditary Peers (15 Feb 1999)

Patrick Cormack: ...could go on and on. The Science and Technology Committee produced reports that attracted worldwide attention in some cases, including reports on the management of nuclear waste, the scientific and medical evidence on cannabis, digital images as evidence and clinical academic careers.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Drug Abuse and Education (26 Oct 1998)

Mr Norman Boyd: ...and between 1991 and 1995, a further 20 people had died from solvent abuse. Drug taking here is different from that in the rest of the United Kingdom. Here, the most commonly used illegal drugs are cannabis, LSD, speed and Ecstasy. There is also the problem of solvent abuse among young people. There is evidence to show that the proportion of young people who have been offered drugs has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Khat (15 Jun 1998)

Dr Jenny Tonge: ...anything. Is it not nonsensical that that drug can be legally imported and have value added tax charged on it, when cannabis—a much safer drug in these terms—cannot even be used for legitimate medical purposes, although many doctors are calling for that to be allowed? Does not the Minister consider the position slightly ridiculous? In view of the failure to make any progress in the...

Drug Misuse (13 May 1998)

Peter Bottomley: I thank the Minister for moving the motion, and welcome her to the Front Bench. It may help if I give the accepted definition of drug misuse. It is best defined as the non-medical use of drugs intended for use only in medical treatment and the use of drugs that have no accepted medical purpose. Such drugs are controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. That Act does not cover solvent...

Petition: Cannabis (Medical Use) (27 Apr 1998)

Brian Iddon: ...were collected in just a few hours by Your Health magazine. The petition is considered to be representative of the feelings of millions of people across the UK. It calls for the legalisation of cannabis for medical use. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons gives serious consideration to that proposal.

Drugs (27 Apr 1998)

Paul Flynn: Does my right hon. Friend recall my writing to her a few months ago following a report in which doctors claimed that cannabis had unique medical benefits and that seriously ill people should be able to use it? Does she also recall the three people who came to the House some four years ago—a lady suffering from cerebral palsy who was taking cannabis to alleviate her pains, the mother of a...

Orders of the Day — Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords] (8 Apr 1998)

Humfrey Malins: ...drugs. As the hon. Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. Mullin) said, diversion from crime is an important issue. We are top of the European league for the number of 15-year-olds experimenting with cannabis, ecstasy or amphetamines. The link between drugs and crime is clear and must be dealt with. I forgot to tell the House that the odds are that the young man in court whom I mentioned a...

Orders of the Day — Prison Health Service (19 Mar 1998)

Ms Joyce Quin: in the community at large tends to make comparatively few demands on health services. All these factors, coupled with the facts and necessary consequences of custody—security, control of medication, particular care for the vulnerable, depressed or suicidal and mentally disordered—make providing health care in prisons a challenge both to health care professionals and to uniformed...

Owen Oyston (5 Mar 1998)

Mr Dale Campbell-Savours: ...are badly investigated, men are charged with rape and juries convict on the basis of uncorroborated evidence in closely contested cases. I am talking about convictions in the complete absence of medical or scientific support. This debate is about the case of the rape of a 16-year old girl by a 57-year-old man. I am arguing that the case raises issues of public policy and natural justice....

Cannabis (14 Jan 1998)

Mr Paul Boateng: ...a passionate commitment and considerable knowledge of his subject. For that, the House is grateful. The subject provokes strong views on both sides. The issues surrounding the prescription of cannabis are complex and not capable of easy or rapid resolution, as I know my hon. Friend will recognise. The issues are of obvious importance to our society, as we grapple with the problem of the...

Business of the House (20 Nov 1997)

Gordon Prentice: Is my right hon. Friend aware that on Tuesday this week the British Medical Association published a report calling for the legalisation of cannabis derivatives for medical use? The BMA described that as a landmark statement. is not there a case for Health Ministers or Home Office Ministers to come to the House at an early stage to tell us about the Government's response to that important...

Orders of the Day — Illegal Drugs (19 Nov 1997)

Gisela Stuart: ...enough to qualify the sufferer for clinical treatment. The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology made an important observation in March when it told us that, in contrast to such drugs as cannabis, on which there is research literature stretching back 25 years or more, the relatively recent emergence of Ecstasy means that there is much less research on its potential psychological...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Illegal Drugs (27 Oct 1997)

George Howarth: My hon. Friend will be aware that all drugs used for medical purposes have to be scientifically tested. If cannabis succeeds in those tests—if it is proved that it has medicinal qualities—my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has already made it clear that he would be willing to consider allowing medicinal use of it. Unfortunately, as of now, there is no such evidence.

Multiple Sclerosis (10 Feb 1997)

Simon Burns: ...way. In 1995, following requests by a number of bodies that information about beta interferon would be helpful, the NHS executive issued circular EL(95)97 and clinical advice from the Standing Medical Advisory Committee to help the NHS plan for and manage the introduction of this new treatment. The guidance—a central framework to help the NHS reach decisions at local level—was...

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