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#Medicinal Cannabis

# medicinal-cannabis - Thursday 22 August, 2019

This Canadian medical cannabis firm is using Dublin as a base to take on the European market

Satipharm is developing oil and capsule products for sale in Europe.

# medicinal-cannabis - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Inclusion of chronic pain conditions on cannabis access scheme will be 'kept under review'

Only patients with specific medical conditions can access medicinal cannabis under the new programme.

# medicinal-cannabis - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Harris had 'good' meeting with Bord na Móna about it growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply

Yesterday, Simon Harris signed the law establishing Ireland’s first medicinal cannabis access scheme,

# medicinal-cannabis - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Access to cannabis for medical reasons is now allowed in Ireland under new law

Simon Harris has today signed legislation to allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a pilot basis.

# medicinal-cannabis - Monday 27 May, 2019

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?

The claim was made earlier this week by GP Dr Ray Walley in debate on cannabis legalisation.

# medicinal-cannabis - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Bord na Móna could take up responsibility for growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply Exclusive

Junior Minister Sean Canney has discussed the prospect with the company’s management.

# medicinal-cannabis - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Harris says there are no plans to legalise cannabis in Ireland

The health minister plans to have the medicinal cannabis access scheme up and running in the summer.

# medicinal-cannabis - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Simon Harris says Ireland may own its own medicinal cannabis supply in the future

The legislation to underpin the medicinal cannabis scheme is due to be signed off on in the coming weeks.

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

This will make it significantly less of a grey area in Irish law – and it could also herald the start of the Irish cannabis industry.

# medicinal-cannabis - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'I'm no expert in the cultivation of cannabis': Taoiseach supports idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis in the future

In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, Varadkar discussed John Delaney, Brexit, Peter Casey and the European elections.

# medicinal-cannabis - Monday 15 April, 2019

Opinion: At a cannabis dispensary in Colorado I found the only thing that offered relief for my chronic pain

I was prescribed fentanyl, a dangerous, highly addictive, synthetic opiate with horrible side effects – while a relatively harmless plant remains banned, writes Clare McAfee.

# medicinal-cannabis - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Momentous achievement': Campaigners welcome confirmation of government medicinal cannabis supplier

Health Minister Simon Harris will bring proposals about the cannabis access programme to Cabinet next month.

# medicinal-cannabis - Sunday 31 March, 2019

After long delays, the Irish government has finally found a medicinal cannabis supplier Exclusive

The Irish government has found a cannabis supplier in Denmark which can import to Ireland.

# medicinal-cannabis - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Irish farmers 'could be given licences to grow cannabis in the future'

The Department of Health said it may review its policy given its difficulty in sourcing cannabis product.

# medicinal-cannabis - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

IFA willing to meet health minister after he backs idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis

Health Minister Simon Harris says he would like to see Irish farmers growing cannabis crops.

# medicinal-cannabis - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'You're a disgrace': Clashes in the Dáil over medicinal cannabis delay (and Leo breaks Dáil rules)

Leo Varadkar broke Dáil rules today by holding up a poster in the chamber.

# medicinal-cannabis - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

'Medicinal cannabis can be made available in Ireland early next year if a push is made by the department'

Officials travelled to Denmark to help sort out Ireland’s problem in sourcing medicinal cannabis last week.

# medicinal-cannabis - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Delay in medicinal cannabis scheme as the government is having problems finding a quality assured supplier

Department of Health officials are working to get medical cannabis products from other EU Member States and further afield.

# medicinal-cannabis - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Medical cannabis products can now be prescribed in Northern Ireland

The move has been welcomed by some, while others say the new rules are still too restrictive.

# medicinal-cannabis - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'Billy's case pulled on their heartstrings': Cannabis oil treatment for Tyrone boy approved

Billy Caldwell’s mother had met with UK government officials to discuss returning his medicine earlier this week.

# medicinal-cannabis - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Government looking at how to best source 'quality' medical cannabis for new access programme

Minister Harris told his Cabinet colleagues his department are looking at how to give “quality assurance” to patients.

# medicinal-cannabis - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'The seizures are gone - his smiles are back': Mother pens letter to Minister after treating son with CBD oil

Noreen O’Neill said her son has been seizure-free for more than a fortnight.

# medicinal-cannabis - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.

# medicinal-cannabis - Monday 30 October, 2017

This scientist wants to turn Ireland into 'a central hub' for medical cannabis

Greenlight Medicines’ James Linden plans to open a new facility in Donegal next year.

# medicinal-cannabis - Sunday 24 September, 2017

The medicinal cannabis bill passed through the Dáil last year, but now it's on the shelf

The Bill which passed through the Dáil has effectively shelved following a damning report.

# medicinal-cannabis - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'

Health Minister Simon Harris said the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis will be available later this year.

# medicinal-cannabis - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Family of Ava Twomey separated as she remains in Netherlands for medicinal cannabis treatment Cbd This post contains videos

Family of Ava Twomey separated as she remains in Netherlands for medicinal cannabis treatment

Ava’s mother Vera led a public campaign for her daughter to access medicinal cannabis in Ireland.

# medicinal-cannabis - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House Dáil Gridlock This post contains videos

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House

Assorted deputies were left stranded inside the gates of Leinster House by the protest.

# medicinal-cannabis - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says

Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.

# medicinal-cannabis - Friday 21 April, 2017

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# medicinal-cannabis - Monday 17 April, 2017

'It robs you of your very being': Life with the invisible illness Fibromyalgia This post contains videos

'It robs you of your very being': Life with the invisible illness

Jo Allen has a chronic pain condition and has been getting some relief from cannabis-derived medicine.

# medicinal-cannabis - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil

Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.

# medicinal-cannabis - Monday 20 March, 2017

Your 6 big questions about medicinal cannabis in Ireland... answered

Vera Twomey can’t access medicinal cannabis for her daughter, but legislation is on the way.

# medicinal-cannabis - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Vera Twomey urges Simon Harris to contact her after being given 'irrelevant' information to help Ava

Twomey said that, following Tuesday’s meeting in Leinster House, she was given inadequate documents by the HSE.

# medicinal-cannabis - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'It's not a done deal by any means but it's positive': Ava Barry edges closer to cannabis medication

Upon arriving in Leinster House, Vera could barely make it down the corridors due to being stopped for handshakes.

A report on medicinal cannabis will be in the Oireachtas today

The meeting will take place at 12pm today.

# medicinal-cannabis - Friday 3 March, 2017

Vera Twomey battles tonsillitis and crippling pain to make it to Kilkenny

The mother hopes to arrive at Dáil Éireann on Tuesday.

# medicinal-cannabis - Thursday 2 March, 2017

# medicinal-cannabis - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Mother on protest walk from Cork to Dublin for second time to get her child medicinal cannabis

Vera Twomey is entering day two of the 260km protest walk.

# medicinal-cannabis - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'I'm done for, because I can't get that for Ava': Vera Twomey makes heartfelt plea in radio interview

Vera Twomey met with Health Minister Simon Harris today.

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