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Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced
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Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced

Jan 21st 2021, 6:10 AM 11,133 Views 37 Comments

Legislation underpinning the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme was enacted in June 2019.

Two medicinal cannabis products approved for use in Ireland
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Two medicinal cannabis products approved for use in Ireland

Dec 2nd 2019, 4:25 PM 78,918 Views 39 Comments

It is hoped it will only be a matter of weeks before patients can use the products.

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

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:33 AM 649 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 12,022 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Jun 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 14,078 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 26th 2019, 3:00 PM 52,743 Views 59 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,286 Views 52 Comments

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

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

May 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,233 Views 31 Comments

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

Harris says there are no plans to legalise cannabis in Ireland
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Harris says there are no plans to legalise cannabis in Ireland

May 22nd 2019, 6:50 PM 20,353 Views 83 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 18,342 Views 46 Comments

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?
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The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

May 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 11,212 Views 12 Comments

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.

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

Apr 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,065 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Apr 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 21,986 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Apr 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 14,564 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Mar 31st 2019, 12:10 AM 45,582 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jan 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 30,069 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Dec 25th 2018, 5:00 PM 28,675 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Nov 28th 2018, 4:19 PM 84,900 Views 110 Comments

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

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

Updated Nov 7th 2018, 2:51 PM 28,617 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Nov 3rd 2018, 5:30 PM 17,663 Views 41 Comments

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

Medical cannabis products can now be prescribed in Northern Ireland
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Medical cannabis products can now be prescribed in Northern Ireland

Nov 1st 2018, 8:24 AM 18,542 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 16th 2018, 1:33 PM 18,551 Views 33 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2018, 7:21 PM 16,795 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Jan 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 43,281 Views 59 Comments

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

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition
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Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Nov 9th 2017, 6:36 PM 25,758 Views 81 Comments

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

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

Oct 30th 2017, 8:00 AM 18,535 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 21,178 Views 71 Comments

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

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

Sep 6th 2017, 7:16 AM 15,653 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Sep 5th 2017, 3:31 PM 26,631 Views 54 Comments

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

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

May 4th 2017, 9:35 PM 29,774 Views 121 Comments

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

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

Apr 22nd 2017, 5:30 AM 10,726 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Apr 21st 2017, 6:10 AM 10,937 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Apr 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 43,461 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Mar 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 14,819 Views 21 Comments

Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.

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

Mar 20th 2017, 6:05 AM 43,971 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Mar 9th 2017, 9:59 PM 22,265 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Mar 7th 2017, 10:07 PM 50,638 Views 144 Comments

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
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A report on medicinal cannabis will be in the Oireachtas today

Mar 7th 2017, 6:07 AM 7,423 Views 36 Comments

The meeting will take place at 12pm today.

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

Mar 3rd 2017, 1:46 PM 32,292 Views 64 Comments

The mother hopes to arrive at Dáil Éireann on Tuesday.

Vera Twomey has made it to Tipperary as she walks 260km from Cork to the Dáil for her daughter
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Vera Twomey has made it to Tipperary as she walks 260km from Cork to the Dáil for her daughter

Mar 2nd 2017, 7:53 AM 28,774 Views 63 Comments

Vera has 187km to go.

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