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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 26,265 Views 52 Comments

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

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use
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Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use

May 20th 2019, 8:40 AM 23,261 Views 150 Comments

Medical experts said the government was ‘sleepwalking’ its way into supporting cannabis use in Ireland.

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 45,557 Views 42 Comments

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

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.

Confused about CBD? Here's what you need to know about Ireland and the cannabis-based remedy
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Confused about CBD? Here's what you need to know about Ireland and the cannabis-based remedy

Jul 21st 2018, 10:01 PM 215,811 Views 81 Comments

It is not a registered medicine here but it is widely on sale. How is that possible?

'We want our rights': Vera Twomey makes passionate call for legislation on medical cannabis
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'We want our rights': Vera Twomey makes passionate call for legislation on medical cannabis

Apr 16th 2018, 5:23 PM 22,002 Views 39 Comments

Twomey’s passionate speech directly called on the Taoiseach for action.

Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year
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Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year

Apr 15th 2018, 9:33 PM 25,084 Views 13 Comments

The Awards aim to recognise the achievements of the country’s everyday heroes.

'We'll be home for Christmas': Ava Barry granted medicinal cannabis licence
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'We'll be home for Christmas': Ava Barry granted medicinal cannabis licence

Nov 28th 2017, 6:58 PM 17,609 Views 65 Comments

Her family has been campaigning for her to be allowed access CBD oil.

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.

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 26,623 Views 54 Comments

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

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee
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Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee

Jul 12th 2017, 1:32 PM 21,192 Views 114 Comments

Health committee member Kate O’Connell said that an opportunity was lost to make cannabis a medical product.

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 29,771 Views 121 Comments

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

Vera Twomey stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into the country
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Vera Twomey stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into the country

Apr 21st 2017, 3:32 PM 50,577 Views 208 Comments

Twomey said she declared the medication and it was confiscated by customs officials.

Ireland moves one step closer to allowing doctors prescribe medicinal cannabis
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Ireland moves one step closer to allowing doctors prescribe medicinal cannabis

Mar 29th 2017, 6:40 PM 19,851 Views 49 Comments

People with specific conditions will be allowed access cannabis-based drugs under new proposals.

Vera Twomey to march in Cork as Ava's ear infection brings on seizure
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Vera Twomey to march in Cork as Ava's ear infection brings on seizure

Mar 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,534 Views 47 Comments

Today’s march in Macroom is ahead of a larger one in Dublin on Wednesday.

'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 14,814 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 43,962 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 50,632 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 7,421 Views 36 Comments

The meeting will take place at 12pm today.

Using a wheelchair, Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to Dublin for her daughter
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Using a wheelchair, Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to Dublin for her daughter

Mar 6th 2017, 8:50 PM 47,426 Views 80 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said he will be available to meet with Vera tomorrow.

'We're not leaving Dublin until Ava gets what she needs' - Vera Twomey continues her walk to the Dáil
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'We're not leaving Dublin until Ava gets what she needs' - Vera Twomey continues her walk to the Dáil

Mar 4th 2017, 5:17 PM 19,171 Views 63 Comments

Twomey is in Abbeyleix 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 32,290 Views 66 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 28,771 Views 63 Comments

Vera has 187km to go.

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

Feb 28th 2017, 7:41 AM 25,032 Views 79 Comments

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

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

Feb 23rd 2017, 6:18 PM 26,253 Views 71 Comments

Vera Twomey met with Health Minister Simon Harris today.

Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication
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Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication

Feb 21st 2017, 6:57 PM 23,926 Views 45 Comments

Vera Twomey is calling for her daughter to be given access to potentially life-changing medication.

'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'
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'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'

Jan 26th 2017, 3:05 PM 19,848 Views 45 Comments

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

Mother of child with epilepsy vows to stand outside Dáil until Simon Harris talks to her
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Mother of child with epilepsy vows to stand outside Dáil until Simon Harris talks to her

Jan 11th 2017, 2:40 PM 21,379 Views 28 Comments

Vera Twomey is outside Leinster House at this moment.

'Its like getting to know a new part of our daughter': Cannabis bill passes first stage
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'Its like getting to know a new part of our daughter': Cannabis bill passes first stage

Dec 2nd 2016, 6:04 AM 12,435 Views 23 Comments

People with debilitating diseases and injuries can have their chronic pain soothed through the use of a mix of cannabis medications.

'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House
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'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House

Nov 24th 2016, 12:18 PM 13,897 Views 65 Comments

A parent of a severe epilepsy sufferer said cannabidiol helped to greatly reduce her seizures.

Review of medicinal cannabis begins after mother's protest march yesterday
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Review of medicinal cannabis begins after mother's protest march yesterday

Nov 3rd 2016, 7:24 PM 23,875 Views 99 Comments

Simon Harris will seek expert scientific advice on the issue, he said today.