Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywPeter Reynolds mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.

Evidence on medical cannabis referred to by Professor Roger Knaggs

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Dear Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs,

Professor Roger Knaggs, a member of the council, is quoted in The Pharmaceutical Journal in connection with the ACMD's work on medical cannabis as saying:

“the evidence for benefit is very small but the evidence for … more serious harms, is significantly higher”.

“If you look at the number needed to treat, you need to treat between 20 to 25 people for 1 person to have good pain relief, but you only need to treat 6 patients for 1 to experience harm,"

Published on 9th May 2019: https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/n...

Please provide full details of the evidence supporting these statements. In particular:

a. what "serious harms" of medical cannabis does Professor Knaggs refer to when he says the evidence for them is "significantly higher" than that for benefit?

b. what harm of medical cannabis does Professor Knaggs claim will be suffered by one patient for every six that are treated?

Yours faithfully,

Peter Reynolds

ACMD, Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Dear Peter Reynolds,

Thank you for your e-mail of 22nd May 2019, in which you requested information held by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) relating to comments made by Professor Roger Knaggs to The Pharmaceutical Journal. Your request has been handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We have now reviewed your request and understand that Professor Knaggs was speaking in his professional capacity as a specialist in pain management. While a member of ACMD, he was not speaking on behalf of the committee in these comments. As such, the secretariat, which holds all information on behalf of the ACMD, does not hold the information you have requested.

Kind regards,

ACMD Secretariat
Home Office, 4th floor (NE), Peel Building
2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
E-mail: [email address]
"Delivering Independent Science Advice for an Informed Government & Society"

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Dear Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs's handling of my FOI request 'Evidence on medical cannabis referred to by Professor Roger Knaggs'.

The claim that Professor Knaggs was "speaking in his professional capacity as a specialist in pain management" and not of behalf of the ACMD is manifestly incorrect. The whole context of the article concerned and Professor Knaggs' words demonstrate beyond any reasonable doubt that he was speaking in his capacity as a member of the ACMD. Please read the article.

The rejection of my FOI request is clearly an evasion of the ACMD's obligations under the FOI Act. It is my view that Knaggs' remarks are unjustifiable and not supported by evidence yet they have been advanced as the ACMD's view. Surely the ACMD cannot have its members claiming to speak on its behalf if they do not have the authority to do so?

Please respond to the request accordingly. The alternative is to disassociate the ACMD publicly from Knaggs' remarks and request the publication to inform its readers.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,

Peter Reynolds

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More anti-cannabis propaganda and cover up after cover up.

Dear ACMD,

I have had no response at all, not even an acknowledgement, to my request of 29th May 2019 for an internal review which should have been completed within 20 working days.

Will you please indicate when you intend to comply with your statutory obligations, failing which I shall be escalating this to the Information Commissioner.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Reynolds

Science Support FoI, Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Dear Peter Reynolds,
 
We apologise for the delay in responding to your email of 29^th May, to
the ACMD, requesting an internal review of the FOI response sent to you by
the ACMD Secretariat the same day. Your FOI review has now been allocated,
and we intend to reply to you within the next 20 working days.
 
Kind Regards,
 
HOSSPRS
Home Office Science
Home Office
 
 
 
 

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Gadawodd Kirsty Eccles anodiad ()

Still no internal review!

ACMD, Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

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Dear Mr Reynolds,

 

Thank you for your e-mail in which you requested an Internal Review of a
Freedom of Information request response. Your request has been completed
and the Internal Review letter has been attached.

 

Kind regards,

 

ACMD Secretariat

Home Office, 4th floor (NE), Peel Building

2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

E-mail: [1][ACMD request email]

 

 

 

 

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