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OPIN-2018-0100 Legalisation of medical cannabis (e) Tabled on 27/06/2018

This Assembly:

1. Calls for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis on prescription.

2. Notes the clinical evidence showing cannabis-based medicines can alleviate the symptoms of conditions including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dystonia and cancer.

3. Notes the research identifying the potential of cannabis-based medicines for pain-relief.

4. Emphasises that on 17 January the National Assembly for Wales voted to recognise clinical evidence of the effectiveness of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

5. Expresses concern that under current legislation many people living with a range of conditions in Wales use illegally obtained cannabis for medicinal purposes, thereby risking prosecution and exposure to other drugs.


Dai Lloyd South Wales West
Subscribed on: 19/07/2018
David Rees Aberavon
Subscribed on: 28/06/2018
Jayne Bryant Newport West
Subscribed on: 27/06/2018
Jenny Rathbone Cardiff Central
Subscribed on: 28/06/2018
Llyr Gruffydd North Wales
Subscribed on: 24/07/2018
Mohammad Asghar South Wales East
Subscribed on: 29/06/2018
Neil Hamilton Mid and West Wales
Subscribed on: 28/06/2018
Rhun ap Iorwerth Ynys Môn
Subscribed on: 04/07/2018
Simon Thomas Mid and West Wales
Subscribed on: 28/06/2018
Steffan Lewis South Wales East
Subscribed on: 18/07/2018

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