Home Department written question – answered on 18th July 2001.
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which countries supply Britain with (a) cannabis, (b) coca and (c) opium for use in (i) the legal pharmaceutical industry and (ii) research and development to investigate possible medicinal uses.
None of these substances are imported for pharmaceutical industrial purposes. A small amount of processed cannabis has recently been imported from Germany for medical research.
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