Campaigners and patients have hit out at the slow roll-out of medical cannabis that means they must still buy the drug on the black market.
The Minister for Health has signed legislation which will allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a pilot basis for five years.
People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny has hit back in a row with the Taoiseach over his response to a parliamentary question on medicinal cannabis this week.
Medicinal cannabis campaigner, Vera Twomey, who fought a lengthy campaign to secure THC oil for her sick daughter is set to publish a book detailing her experiences later this year.
A crusading mother who helped open the door to medicinal cannabis treatment in Ireland plans to stand for election as a Fine Gael candidate in West Cork in next year’s local elections.
The mother of a toddler who suffers from intractable seizures is pleading with the "invisible decision makers" in the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), to legalise medicinal cannabis as a matter of urgency.
Medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey, who secured a licence for the medication for her ill daughter Ava Barry, has said the eight-year-old is now pharmaceutical free.
Medicinal cannabis campaigner, Vera Twomey, who secured a licence for the medication for her ill daughter Ava Barry has said that the eight-year-old is now pharmaceutical free.
A mother who is pleading for a licence for medicinal cannabis for her sick toddler who suffers from seizures plans to climb Croagh Patrick this Sunday in order to highlight her plight.
The young mother of a boy with a brain condition — who had been seizure-free for months — is pleading with the Government to make it easier to access medicinal cannabis, before he becomes gravely ill.
A psychiatrist has described cannabis as a “destructive, nasty, evil drug” and that a lot of people are trying to say it does not have negative consequences.
Vera Twomey is terrified her daughter will revert to a life of “suffering and seizures” if the State continues to refuse to reimburse transformative cannabis oil treatments.
Irish “medicinal cannabis refugee” Ava Barry, 8, arrived home from The Hague over the weekend with her parents and was reunited with her siblings for a family Christmas.
I am very pleased that Ava Barry has been granted a licence for medicinal cannabis.
"Why should we make a drug that helps them illegal and make them criminals?"
Fianna Fáil is warning that there is still a long way to go before medicinal cannabis is legalised in Ireland.
The chance of medicinal cannabis being introduced in Ireland anytime soon is about as likely as winning the Lotto, a distraught mother has claimed.
Cork mother Vera Twomey has said that her fight for access to medicinal cannabis was not based on politics but on the love she has for her daughter, Ava.
An expert group is to devise guidelines to provide clarity for doctors and patients on the safe use of cannabinoid derivatives to treat people with severe epilepsy at a time when debate on its merits is high on the political agenda.
The Joint Committee on Health has brought forward to today its meeting with the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) to discuss its scientific report on medicinal cannabis.
A symposium is being held in Dublin today on a People Before Profit bill on the use of medicinal cannabis.
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