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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1403A1: tabled on 17 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Winnick on 10 June 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'cannabis' to end and add 'is a dangerous substance with serious psychological, social and health implications and can act as a gateway drug leading to even more dangerous drug abuse; and welcomes the Evening Standard's article of 17th June, 'Stoned and they are still only 10', which draws attention to the failure of the Lambeth experiment where the police hae taken a softer approach to cannabis possession and, as a result, there has been an increase in the use of cannabis by school children, often the most vulnerable children, who are being offered skunk cannabis which is more powerful than most types, and local doctors and youth workers are now seeing an increasing number of young people suffering from breathing and psychological problems; acknowledges that if cannabis was legalised for adults, this would bring about an increase in serious health and social problems among young people; and therefore calls on Her Majesty's Government to listen to youth workers who say that 'working class children (under the Lambeth experiment) are being turned into 'stoned imbecilic criminals' and that the Lambeth experiment should be dropped in favour of rigorous policing.'.

Original motion text

That this House is of the opinion that cannabis should no longer be legally prohibited for adults, but should be subject to strict regulations over sales.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.