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Cannabis: Medical Treatments

Question for Home Office

UIN 140825, tabled on 2 May 2018

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 on

9 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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