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Cannabis: Research

Volume 489: debated on Friday 13 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has conducted recent research into the addictive properties of cannabis; and if he will make a statement. (263489)

At the request of my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, the Government’s advisory committee on drugs, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) carried out a substantial review last year of the harms associated with cannabis use, including the physical and psychological effects of cannabis. The report, “Cannabis: Classification and Public Health (2008)”, was published in May 2008 and copies have already been placed in the Library.