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#Medicinal Cannabis

# 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.

# medicinal-cannabis - Monday 20 February, 2017

Ming Flanagan: 'Our Minister for Health is like the God of the Old Testament - mean'

The Minister for Health has published a report announcing the programme for cannabis-based treatments. It doesn’t go far enough, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.

# medicinal-cannabis - Friday 10 February, 2017

Health authority recommends medicinal cannabis to be made available for "specified conditions"

It has been recommended in the treatment of conditions such as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

# medicinal-cannabis - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

'I won't let him be excluded by his condition': Toddler refused place at preschool

A woman from Cork has been struggling to get a preschool to enrol her three-year-old son, who needs cannabis oil treatment for seizures.

# medicinal-cannabis - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'

The Oireachtas Health Committee has made several recommendations in its report on medicinal cannabis.

# medicinal-cannabis - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Marijuana 'eases chronic pain, but may increase risk of schizophrenia'

A US study has found that cannabis almost certainly reduces chronic pain and eases nausea from chemotherapy.

# medicinal-cannabis - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK Cbd

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK

Companies wishing to sell CBD can apply for a licence from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

# medicinal-cannabis - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

"For people in pain like me, medicinal cannabis could be a matter of life and death"

An anonymous person writes about the stress of chronic pain – and how they hope that medicinal cannabis could help.

# medicinal-cannabis - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline

The Dáil has been debating a medicinal cannabis bill this evening.

Medicinal cannabis: 'It's magic. I now swim three times a week and can take steps in the water'

This evening the Dáil is debating the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Debate Room: Should we legalise medicinal cannabis?

There’s a demand for medicinal marijuana among groups of people suffering from ill-health, but is it safe?

# medicinal-cannabis - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Green light: The medicinal cannabis bill will be passed by the Dáil tomorrow

The government will not be opposing an AAA-PBP bill.

# medicinal-cannabis - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'It's time we got on with it': Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it's a runner

The bill, which is due to be debated on this Thursday, aims to regulate use of cannabis for medical purposes.

# medicinal-cannabis - Monday 14 November, 2016

The vast majority of people in Ireland want to see medicinal cannabis legalised

A new poll conducted for the Claire Byrne Live show revealed how 77% of us want the law to change.

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