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Medicinal Cannabis Licensing

EDM number 1457 in 2017-19, proposed by Tonia Antoniazzi on 26/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Drugs misuse, Health services and Medicine.

That this House welcomes the establishment of a new All Party Parliamentary Group on Medicinal Cannabis on 10 July 2018; notes with concern the initial failure to licence medicinal cannabis products needed by patients to treat epilepsy and other conditions, as recently demonstrated by the cases of six year old Alfie Dingley and 12 year old Billy Caldwell; further notes with concern that Alfie's parents had to move to the Netherlands to secure the cannabis capsule medicine and that Billy's parents had their cannabis capsule medicine, brought in from Canada, confiscated at Belfast airport; notes that the UK lags far behind the 39 countries and the 32 US states that now permit medicinal cannabis use; notes that studies in the US demonstrate a 15 per cent saving on prescription medicines in states with legalised cannabis; acknowledges that the Home Office has now conceded to look at this issue more closely, and set up a two-step review headed by Prof Dame Sally Davies; calls on the Department of Health and Social Care to estimate the savings to the NHS drugs bill from permitting the use of medicinal cannabis; further calls on the Government to speed up the review process for licensing medicinal cannabis and simplify the guidelines around applying for a licence; and calls on the Government to put in place medicinal cannabis legislation fit for the 21st Century.

This motion has been signed by a total of 53 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
26/06/2018GowerLabourProposed
Paul Flynn26/06/2018Newport WestLabourSeconded
Vincent Cable26/06/2018TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSeconded
Hannah Bardell26/06/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySeconded
26/06/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
26/06/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ian Mearns26/06/2018GatesheadLabourSigned
Conor McGinn26/06/2018St Helens NorthLabourSigned
26/06/2018Weaver ValeLabourSigned
26/06/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Geoffrey Robinson26/06/2018Coventry North WestLabourSigned
Grahame Morris26/06/2018EasingtonLabourSigned
Neil Coyle26/06/2018Bermondsey and Old SouthwarkLabourSigned
26/06/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
26/06/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Joanne Platt26/06/2018Signed
Jim Cunningham26/06/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Doughty26/06/2018Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
26/06/2018Stockton SouthLabourSigned
26/06/2018Crewe and NantwichLabourSigned
Edward Davey27/06/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Gavin Robinson27/06/2018Belfast EastDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell27/06/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martyn Day27/06/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon27/06/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
27/06/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Farrelly28/06/2018Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
John Cryer28/06/2018Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Ronnie Cowan28/06/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens28/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Bob Blackman28/06/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Jo Stevens28/06/2018Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Tommy Sheppard02/07/2018Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
02/07/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Mary Glindon04/07/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan04/07/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas04/07/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/07/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon05/07/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Ruth George05/07/2018Signed
Alison Thewliss06/07/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady09/07/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts09/07/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Law09/07/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
09/07/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
10/07/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Mark Hendrick10/07/2018PrestonLabourSigned
Albert Owen10/07/2018Ynys MLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter12/07/2018HammersmithLabourSigned
Alan Brown16/07/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry16/07/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Alistair Carmichael16/07/2018Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff17/07/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned

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