Cannabis: Harmful Effects on Developing Brains APPG

First Registered: 28/04/2016 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To inform members of both Houses of Parliament and, using sound scientific and medical evidence, to raise awareness and stimulate discussion about the impact of cannabis on developing brains.

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Recent Documents related to Cannabis: Harmful Effects on Developing Brains

1. Drugscience - written evidence
12/03/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy: medicinal cannabis - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: established indication for the use of medical cannabis and medical cannabis may have efficacy in many other disorders

2. Mr Peter Simmons - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: will take time to work through and have desired effects, criminal supply of anything currently profitable

3. Legalise Cannabis Use, or Make Equally Harmful Drugs Such As Alcohol Illegal
16/10/2020 - Petitions

Found: claimed cannabis cannot be legalised as "There is clear scientific and medical evidence that cannabis is a

4. Expand the list of illnesses where medical cannabis is available as treatment
04/12/2020 - Petitions

Found: Currently, the only patients who qualify for cannabis-based medical products are patients with cancer

5. Legalisation Of Cannabis for medicinal and recreational use.
24/09/2020 - Petitions

Found: was an addition to the 1920 Dangerous Drugs Act. Cannabis is not a dangerous drug and has been proven by

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Cannabis: Harmful Effects on Developing Brains

1. Cannabis-based Medicines
19/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: like to make a statement on the medical use of cannabis.Over the weekend, I issued an emergency - Speech Link

2. Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) order 2016
20/10/2016 - General Committees

1: question are thought to pose similar harms to cannabis and other cannabinoids controlled under the 1971 - Speech Link
2: has been made after careful evaluation of the harmful societal impact of the substances.Article - Speech Link

3. Drug Addiction
22/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: done a lot of work on how decriminalisation of cannabis in particular has affected various states in the - Speech Link
2: mental health issues; disruption to families; the effects on children and their life chances, including the - Speech Link
3: parliamentary group on the harmful effects of cannabis on developing brains and have a long interest in - Speech Link

4. Cannabis
07/09/2017 - Grand Committee

1: sometimes ineffective and with intolerable side-effects for many people.I remind noble Lords, if - Speech Link

5. Drugs Policy
23/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: died every year during the Prohibition from the effects of drinking tainted liquor.”When prohibition - Speech Link
2: USA and Washington DC by legalising recreational cannabis. Various provinces of Canada have taken different - Speech Link
3: could take would be to regulate the supply of cannabis, cocaine and heroin.”Neil Woods, 14 years - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Cannabis: Harmful Effects on Developing Brains
1. Cannabis
asked by: David Lammy
03/02/2020
... how many people received (a) police cautions and (b) criminal records for offences relating to cannabis in each of the last 10 years.

2. Cannabis
asked by: Paul Farrelly
04/07/2019
... what steps he is taking to regulate the cannabidiol market; and whether he plans to create a new medical model for the (a) tetrahydrocannabinol and (b) cannabidiol sectors.

3. Cannabis
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
21/05/2019
... what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy of the recommendation of the World Health Organisation's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) that cannabis and cannabis resin be deleted from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; and whether the Government plans to vote in accordance with the recommendation of the ECDD.

4. Cannabis
asked by: Alex Sobel
11/02/2019
... whether there are plans to reclassify cannabis use as a health and not a criminal issue.

5. Cannabidiol: Side Effects
asked by: Andrea Jenkyns
28/02/2020
... if he will make it his Department's policy to undertake further research on the side effects of cannabidiol products.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Craig Mackinlay Portrait
Craig Mackinlay
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South Thanet
Joined: 28th April 2016
Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate Portrait
Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 8th November 2017
Mike Hill Portrait
Mike Hill
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hartlepool
Joined: 8th April 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Craig Mackinlay MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4442.

Email: craig.mackinlay.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Lucy Dawe, Cannnabis Skunk Sense (CanSS Ltd), PO Box 771, Haywards Heath RH16 9GN. Tel: 01444 484 421

Email: lcdawe@aol.com

No benefits in kind are on record for the Cannabis: Harmful Effects on Developing Brains APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Cannabis: Harmful Effects on Developing Brains APPG

Former APPG Officers
Baroness Hoey Portrait
Baroness Hoey
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 8th November 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David T C Davies Portrait
David T C Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Monmouth
Joined: 8th November 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Charles Walker Portrait
Charles Walker
Vice Chair
Conservative - Broxbourne
Joined: 8th November 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
4 APPG Memberships
Angling , Chalk Streams , Taxis , Zoos and Aquariums
Charles Walker Portrait
Charles Walker
Vice Chair
Conservative - Broxbourne
Joined: 8th November 2017
Departed: 11th September 2019
4 APPG Memberships
Angling , Chalk Streams , Taxis , Zoos and Aquariums
Craig Williams Portrait
Craig Williams
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Montgomeryshire
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Mark Williams Portrait
Mark Williams
Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Ceredigion
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships