Category Archives: Ireland

Medical Cannabis Program To Begin This Year After Funding Received

Use of products licensed under scheme can apply where conventional treatments fail. Funding has been made available for a new programme providing cannabis-based medical products to patients to begin later this year, the Department of Health has announced. Use of products licensed under the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme can apply where conventional treatments are unsuccessful. […]

Medical Cannabis Patients Need No Longer Travel To Netherlands For Medication

Delivery service established in April due to Covid-19 to be made permanent. Patients who are prescribed medical cannabis products will no longer need to travel to the Netherlands to collect their medication, the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said. A delivery service from the Netherlands to Ireland to assist patients of licensed clinicians in […]

Irish Woman Tells Joe Duffy She Was Forced To Move To Canada To Access Medicinal Cannabis For Devastating Illness

“I said life is too precious, life is too short and I made the move on my own, no contacts no nothing, just wanting to feel well”. Liveline listeners were stunned as an Irish woman revealed she was forced to move to Canada so she could take medicinal cannabis without getting arrested. Speaking to Joe […]

Ireland Needs To Have The Adult Conversation About Medical Cannabis

A woman who smokes cannabis to deal with her back pain has said Ireland needs to have ‘the adult conversation’ about the drug. There has been a lot of conversation surrounding legislation and access to medical cannabis. In 2019, legislation was passed to allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a […]

State Urged By Cork Mother To Let Medicinal Cannabis Deliveries Continue

A Cork mother is calling on the Department of Health to allow medical marijuana to be delivered to her severely epileptic daughter post-Covid-19. Vera Twomey said that the drug has saved her daughter Ava’s life, leaving her 95% seizure-free, happy, able to attend school and independent of heavy medications. She had been travelling every 12 […]