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Relief Of Pain Using Medicinal Herbal Cannabis

EDM number 497 in 2015-16, proposed by Frank Field on 12/10/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases, Health services and Medicine.

That this House notes that medicinal herbal cannabis is used successfully for the relief of pain, and muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord damage, for those not helped by other medications, chronic neuropathic pain, for example caused by a damaged nerve, facial neuralgia, chronic pain following shingles, and weight loss and debilitation due to cancer and AIDs; further notes it is also effective in relieving nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy when other treatments fail, also extreme epilepsy in children, and therapy-resistant glaucoma; notes that herbal cannabis is used for medical purposes in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Israel, Spain, Canada and more than 20 US states; and calls on the Government to reschedule cannabis from schedule 1 to schedule 2 which would recognise its medicinal value and enable GPs to prescribe much cheaper cannabis medicines than Sativex which is extremely expensive.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Frank Field12/10/2015BirkenheadLabourProposed
Caroline Lucas12/10/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Peter Bottomley12/10/2015Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins12/10/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Paul Monaghan13/10/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySeconded
George Kerevan13/10/2015East LothianScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day13/10/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell14/10/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Richard Arkless14/10/2015Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Danny Kinahan14/10/2015South AntrimUUPSigned
Alan Brown14/10/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon15/10/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Peter Lilley19/10/2015Hitchin and HarpendenConservativeSigned
Paul Flynn19/10/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Robert Syms20/10/2015PooleConservativeSigned
Roger Godsiff20/10/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell21/10/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Chris Law22/10/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale26/10/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi02/11/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Albert Owen04/11/2015Ynys MLabourSigned
Norman Lamb06/11/2015North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Crispin Blunt20/11/2015ReigateConservativeSigned
Tom Brake30/11/2015Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Corri Wilson08/12/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned

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