House of Commons
MEDICINAL CANNABIS LICENSING
EDM #1457
Tabled 26 June 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes the establishment of a new All Party Parliamentary Group on Medicinal Cannabis on 10 July 2018; notes with concern the initial failure to licence medicinal cannabis products needed by patients to treat epilepsy and other conditions, as recently demonstrated by the cases of six year old Alfie Dingley and 12 year old Billy Caldwell; further notes with concern that Alfie's parents had to move to the Netherlands to secure the cannabis capsule medicine and that Billy's parents had their cannabis capsule medicine, brought in from Canada, confiscated at Belfast airport; notes that the UK lags far behind the 39 countries and the 32 US states that now permit medicinal cannabis use; notes that studies in the US demonstrate a 15 per cent saving on prescription medicines in states with legalised cannabis; acknowledges that the Home Office has now conceded to look at this issue more closely, and set up a two-step review headed by Prof Dame Sally Davies; calls on the Department of Health and Social Care to estimate the savings to the NHS drugs bill from permitting the use of medicinal cannabis; further calls on the Government to speed up the review process for licensing medicinal cannabis and simplify the guidelines around applying for a licence; and calls on the Government to put in place medicinal cannabis legislation fit for the 21st Century.

Signatures (54)

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.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
26 June 2018
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
28 June 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
16 July 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
27 June 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
16 July 2018
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
28 June 2018
Coyle, Neil
Labour
26 June 2018
Cryer, John
Labour
28 June 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
26 June 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
27 June 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
27 June 2018
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
26 June 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
28 June 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
26 June 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
05 July 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
04 July 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
17 July 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
09 July 2018
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
10 July 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
16 July 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
05 July 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
26 June 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
27 June 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
04 July 2018
Killen, Ged
Labour
04 September 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
09 July 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
04 July 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
10 July 2018
McGinn, Conor
Labour
26 June 2018
Mearns, Ian
Labour
26 June 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
04 July 2018
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
09 July 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
26 June 2018
Owen, Albert
Labour
10 July 2018
Platt, Jo
Labour
26 June 2018
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
27 June 2018
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
26 June 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
02 July 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
09 July 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
27 June 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
02 July 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
12 July 2018
Smith, Laura
Labour
26 June 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
28 June 2018
Stevens, Jo
Labour
28 June 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
06 July 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
26 June 2018
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
26 June 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion