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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Medicinal Cannabis

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# Medicinal Cannabis
Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced
Legislation underpinning the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme was enacted in June 2019.
# Medicinal Cannabis
Two medicinal cannabis products approved for use in Ireland
It is hoped it will only be a matter of weeks before patients can use the products.
# health and education
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
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.
# growing our own
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
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.
# decriminalisation
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.
# growing our own
Bord na Móna could take up responsibility for growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply
Junior Minister Sean Canney has discussed the prospect with the company’s management.
# Drug Addiction
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.
# cannabis eire
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.
# Cannabis
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.
# Interview
'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.
Voices
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.
# cannabis in ireland
'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.
# access scheme
After long delays, the Irish government has finally found a medicinal cannabis supplier
The Irish government has found a cannabis supplier in Denmark which can import to Ireland.
# farming diversification
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 use
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.
# Showdown
'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.
# Delays
'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
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.
# Seizures
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.
# Billy Caldwell
'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.
# longterm illness
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
'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.
# the next stage
Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition
Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.
# Warm and fuzzy
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
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.
# legalisation
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.
# cbd
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.
# dáil gridlock
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.
# Injection centres
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.
# IMO
Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today
The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.
# fibromyalgia
'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
'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.
# ONGOING DEBATE
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
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.
# hope for ava
'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.
# hope for ava
A report on medicinal cannabis will be in the Oireachtas today
The meeting will take place at 12pm today.
# hope for ava
Vera Twomey battles tonsillitis and crippling pain to make it to Kilkenny
The mother hopes to arrive at Dáil Éireann on Tuesday.
# The Long Walk
Vera Twomey has made it to Tipperary as she walks 260km from Cork to the Dáil for her daughter
Vera has 187km to go.