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Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his statement of 19 January 2006, Official Report, columns 982-83, on cannabis regulation, when the education campaign on cannabis will take place. (81979)

A widespread education campaign on the harms of cannabis and all illegal drugs is underway. In partnership with DfES the Home Office has produced ‘Understanding Drugs’, a comprehensive teacher and pupil information pack which is now available to every secondary school in England. The FRANK campaign has updated its cannabis information resources with new TV and radio ads and information leaflets coming on stream. In addition, the Department of Health will be issuing a toolkit for mental health practitioners on the links between cannabis and mental health in the autumn.