Welsh Tory Darren Millar faces backlash after attacking PCC Arfon Jones for visiting cannabis clubs

Welsh Tory Darren Millar has faced a backlash after he attacked the Police Crime Commissioner of North Wales, Arfon Jones, in the Welsh Assembly for visiting a UKCSC cannabis club. Millar, Assembly Member (AM) for Clwyd West, called on the Welsh Government to “condemn the actions” of Jones “for his irresponsible behaviour in visiting cannabis […]

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Labour MP Jeff Smith calls for end to the ‘national scandal’ of prohibition

Jeff Smith – Labour MP for Manchester Withington and Chair of the All-party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform, a cross party group of MPs and Peers campaigning for evidence-based drug policy – has written a column in the Manchester Evening News calling for drugs to be legalised. Smith, who has expressed interest in visiting […]

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Jersey debates proposal to legalise use of medicinal cannabis

The States of Jersey are debating proposals to legalise the use of medicinal cannabis today. Islanders have been able to receive a free prescription for a cannabis-based painkiller since January but it can only be issued by hospital staff. Last year, then-Health Minister Andrew Green announced he would be working on legislation that would legalise […]

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Royal College of Physicians and British Paediatric Neurology Association ‘cruel and ludicrous’, says Penning

Sir Mike Penning has hit out at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) for “crushing the hopes of many thousands of patients” with guidelines on cannabis medicine that have made it all but impossible to access despite the change in the law. After stories emerged of epileptic children being […]

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Guidelines on prescribing cannabis products throw up range of barriers and hoops

With “cannabis-based” medicine becoming legal for specialist doctors to prescribe from 1 November, the Department for Health and Social Care has issued guidelines for specialists to follow. These products can now be prescribed “medicinally where there is an unmet clinical need” by specialists, ie clinicians listed on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council. […]

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