Alan Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been prescribed cannabis-based products for medicinal use; and how many were (a) private prescriptions and (b) prescriptions funded by NHS or NHS Scottish.
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...
Baroness Walmsley: My Lords, I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord O’Shaughnessy, on achieving this debate and on his passionate opening speech. There can be no greater issue in relation to medicines and medical devices, apart from whether they work, than whether they are safe. I hope that the House will not be bored by the fact I agree with him, as I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Hunt. I will focus on...
Kevin Brennan: ...Paul would be appalled about the situation for young children such as my constituent Bailey Williams? I know that my hon. Friend has done tremendous work with Bailey’s family through her work on medical cannabis. Paul would be appalled that as we stand here, despite the Government having made it possible for medical cannabis to be prescribed, it is still almost impossible for families to...
Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to prevent patients from being incorrectly denied access to medicinal cannabis.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many specialist doctors are licenced to prescribe medicinal cannabis.
Maggie Throup: ...because crime is increasing or decreasing in Erewash nor, I hasten to add, because we see serious violent crime in Erewash, but because there appears to be an increase in the use of cheap synthetic cannabis in our market towns as well as in our cities and because it appears be so invasive. The issue has been highlighted to me by my constituents over recent weeks, as they have shared their...
Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have accessed cannabis-derived medicinal products under schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.
Lord Wasserman: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for licences to cultivate cannabis for medicinal purposes in the UK they have received since 1 January 2016.
Alex Sobel: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the British Medical Journal's article, Assessment and management of cannabis use disorders in primary care, published on 1 April 2010, if his Department will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings on cannabis use disorder referenced in that article.
Patrick Grady: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the contribution of the medicinal cannabis industry to the UK economy since 2010.
Linda Fabiani: I wish to raise the case of the young son of a constituent. This wee lad’s medical condition has been deemed appropriate for cannabis-based treatment and he has been offered Epidiolex by his medical team. That was some four weeks ago but no treatment has yet commenced and no prospect of a start date has been given to the family. Meanwhile, the child’s condition continues to deteriorate....
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS prescriptons have been issued for patients to use medical cannabis since 1 November 2018.
Mike Penning: ...State for Health and Social Care, what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department with NHS Trusts on implementing adequate measures to ensure access to medical cannabis for patients.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of patients that were denied access to medicinal cannabis by their (a) NHS trust, (b) GP and (c) neurologist.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of NHS and medical professionals body guidelines on the prescription of medical cannabis.
Mike Penning: ...for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of hospital trusts in implementing the law change of 1 November 2018 to ensure patients that might benefit from medical cannabis are able to.
Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS prescriptions have been issued for patients to use medical cannabis since 1 November 2018.
Steve Brine: The Government acted swiftly to change the law to allow cannabis-based products to be prescribed for those patients who might benefit, with advice from the chief medical officer and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. NHS England and the CMO have written to clinicians in England highlighting the interim clinical guidance available.
Andrea Leadsom: The hon. Lady will be aware that the decision was taken that cannabis oil can be used for medical purposes and it is not the Government’s policy to consider the broader deregulation of the use of cannabis.