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CANNABIS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 953A1: tabled on 26 February 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 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 Humfrey Malins on 22 February 2007. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from `recognises' to end and add `that there is no evidence that the downgrading of cannabis has led to increased use or harm; and believes that the effective way to protect vulnerable people and reduce dangers is to collapse the present illegal irresponsible criminal trade in cannabis by replacing it with a regulated, licensed system that can be policed and controlled.'.

Original motion text

That this House recognises that cannabis, particularly in its modern forms, is stronger than it was in the past; notes that it can be a deeply damaging drug particularly to young and vulnerable people; acknowledges the link between cannabis and certain types of mental illness; further notes that the majority of Class A drug addicts began by experimenting with cannabis; and calls upon the Government to acknowledge its dangers and also to transfer cannabis from Class C to Class B.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.