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House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“We therefore recommend that the Government should take steps to transfer cannabis and cannabis resin from Schedule 1 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations to Schedule 2, so as to allow doctors to prescribe an appropriate preparation of cannabis, albeit as an unlicensed medicine and on the named-patient basis, and to allow doctors and pharmacists to supply the drug prescribed.”

Oct. 1998

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
      Government Reports and Peer-Reviewed Studies
Official vetted reports from international government bodies (such as the United Nations and the European Union), foreign governments (federal level agencies such as France’s Ministry of Justice, South Africa’s Ministry of Health, or Japan’s office of the Prime Minister), and US government agencies (state, federal, and quasi-government agencies including the Smithsonian Institution, the National Academy of Sciences, and Legal Services Corporation) and peer-reviewed studies from academic journals (such as Science, Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, etc.) tend to have multiple editorial and ideological filters, and they normally receive rigorous review from experts before being formally issued.
Description:

“Its main function is to examine matters within this remit with which Parliament ought to be concerned, and to report to the House of Lords with recommendations for government action.”

Mission:

“To consider science and technology.”

Other:
U.K. government ommittee
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Spasticity Disorders Such as Multiple Sclerosis?