Results 141–160 of 500 for medical cannabis

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Warner: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the prescription of medicinal cannabis by registered medical practitioners for the use of NHS patients in England; and whether such medication may be brought into the UK if it has been prescribed abroad with the approval of a patient's UK registered medical practitioner.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Drugs Policy (27 Jun 2018)

Nick Hurd: On 18 June, I announced the creation of an expert panel to advise Ministers on individual applications to prescribe cannabis-based medicinal products. As of today (27 June), the panel is now accepting applications, and will meet for the first time later this week. The clinical panel will be chaired by the Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland, Dr Michael McBride. Further members of the...

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...

Cannabis-based Medicines - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...commission from the Home Secretary is clear: he has asked Professor Dame Sally Davies to set up an expert clinical panel to provide advice to Ministers on licence applications made by a patient’s medical team for the use of cannabis-based products. Professor Dame Sally Davies is currently establishing a clinical panel that will agree the terms of reference.

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 Licensing - Statement (19 Jun 2018)

Lord Howarth of Newport: My Lords, the noble Baroness has listened sympathetically to representations in this area in the past, and that has been much appreciated. Does she accept that the issue of cannabis-based medication for children with severe epilepsy, which has aroused intense sympathy and concern on the part of the public, should be part of a wider review? Does she agree that that review should look at the...

Cannabis-Based Medicines (19 Jun 2018)

Diane Abbott: I thank the Home Secretary for prior sight of his statement. I am well aware of the damage that cannabis consumption can cause, whether it is the health of very young consumers or ganja psychosis. The newer forms of cannabis, notably skunk, are very much stronger than the cannabis available a generation ago. However, I am also aware, as the Home Secretary will be, that a former chairman of...

Medicinal Cannabis (18 Jun 2018)

Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Home Secretary if he will make a statement on the granting of an emergency licence to allow the return of medical cannabis for Billy Caldwell.

Serious Violence Strategy - Motion to Take Note (11 Jun 2018)

Lord Paddick: ...or disciplining their workforce, so they resort to guns and knives. The strategy claims that the Government’s approach to dealing with drug misuse is succeeding, yet more young people are using cannabis and dealing in class A drugs. As other noble Lords have said, there is a cocaine epidemic in the UK, with increased use of crack cocaine, a drug closely associated with serious violence....

Psychoactive Substances (23 May 2018)

Daniel Poulter: ...new psychoactive substances have the potential to cause higher levels of physiological dependence than some other drugs that we recognise from the past—I used the example of spice compared with cannabis that is smoked—it is difficult under the 2016 Act for researchers necessarily to research effective ways of dealing with that physiological dependence. Drugs that can be used include...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (9 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with his Canadian counterpart on the provision of legal access to medicinal cannabis.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (24 Apr 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from representatives of pharmaceutical companies on the legal status of cannabis for medical treatments in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (24 Apr 2018)

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the law on the use of medicinal cannabis to expand its availability for people with (a) chronic pain and b) long-term degenerative conditions for whom other treatments haven't worked.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (23 Apr 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings Ministers or officials of his Department have had with pharmaceutical companies at which medical cannabis was discussed in the last 12 months.

Scottish Parliament: Safe Injection Facilities (19 Apr 2018)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...delineates the rest of the iceberg of which safe injection services are just the tip. The Government’s motion rightly describes this as a public health issue. If I may, I will use the example of cannabis, because I think that there are public health benefits to cannabis that we are not yet exploring. I have raised before with the cabinet secretary the example of Murray Gray, a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cannabis Oil Prescription: Epilepsy (16 Apr 2018)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Minister for his response. With special reference to Dravet syndrome, the seizures associated with which are aided incredibly by cannabis oil in a larger dose, can he confirm whether his Department will legislate for specific uses, to allow doctors to prescribe it to the likes of little Sophia Gibson in my constituency, whose parents Darren and Danielle are at this moment in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (29 Mar 2018)

Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to grant licences for medicinal cannabis products; and if he will make a statement.

Scottish Parliament: Cannabis-derived Therapies (National Health Service) (29 Mar 2018)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...Murray Gray suffers many violent seizures every single day, due to a rare form of epilepsy. He is just five years old. The only relief that can be afforded to Murray is in the properties of the cannabis derivative cannabidiol—also known as CBD—which is legal, but is not currently available on the national health service, for the reasons that have been outlined by the cabinet secretary....

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (20 Mar 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: ...morning I met the family of Alfie Dingley and members of the End Our Pain campaign. Alfie’s case, along with those of Murray Gray and Billy Caldwell—and many, many more—highlight the case for medical cannabis. Will the Minister liaise with the Home Office to introduce medical cannabis for the thousands of people who would benefit, but who do not want to be branded as criminals?

Cannabis - Question (12 Mar 2018)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...-standing campaigner for drugs reform. I listened to her exchange a few days ago with my noble friend Lady Williams on this very subject. When I saw officials last week, I pressed them hard on the medical advice. The professional advice of medical experts in this country is that cannabis in its raw form has no medicinal value, which is why it is a Schedule 1 drug and subject to strict...


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