Cannabis: Medical Treatments:Written question - 140825

Asked by Jeff Smith
(Manchester, Withington)

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Asked on: 02 May 2018
Home Office
Cannabis: Medical Treatments
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with his Canadian counterpart on the provision of legal access to medicinal cannabis.
Answered by: Mr Nick Hurd
Answered on: 09 May 2018

No meeting has been held between the Home Secretary and his Canadian counterpart to discuss the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

The World Health Organisation’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has committed to reviewing the scheduling of cannabis under the United Nation’s 1961 Convention. This is due to consider the therapeutic use, as well as the dependence and the potential to abuse constituent parts of cannabis. We will await the outcome of this report before considering the next steps.

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