House of Lords
Science and Technology - Ninth Report
Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the UK House of Lords to be printed 4 November 1998.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2 HISTORY OF THE USE OF CANNABIS
CHAPTER 3 PHARMACOLOGY OF CANNABIS AND THE CANNABINOIDS 3
CHAPTER 4 TOXIC EFFECTS OF CANNABISAND CANNABINOIDS: REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE
Acute (short-term) effects of cannabis
Chronic (long-term) toxicity
Tolerance to cannabis
Dependence on cannabis
CHAPTER 5 MEDICAL USE OF CANNABIS AND CANNABINOIDS: REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE
Current medical use of cannabis
Advice to medical users
Current medical uses of cannabinoids
Proposed new indications for cannabis-based medicines
Need for clinical trials of cannabis and cannabinoids
Should clinical trials be limited to cannabinoids?
Should clinical trials include smoking?
CHAPTER 6 RECREATIONAL USE OF CANNABIS
Pattern of use
Content of cannabis consumed in the United Kingdom
The state of the law
CHAPTER 7 CHANGING THE LAW ON MEDICAL USE AND RESEARCH: REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE
Prosecution for use of cannabis for medical purposes
Possible transfer from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2
Medical use and recreational use
CHAPTER 8 OPINION OF THE COMMITTEE
Medical use of cannabis: recommendations
Medical use of cannabinoids: recommendations
Why change the law?
Summary of recommendations
APPENDICES TO THE REPORT