Bill Proposed to Allow Use of Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes

Legislation has been introduced in the Dáil to allow the use of cannabis and cannabis-related products for medicinal purposes, through the provision of a cannabis regulation authority.

People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith highlighted incidents where people affected by serious illnesses receive pain relief through the use of cannabis.

The Dublin South-Central TD said that in cases of Dravet syndrome, a very serious form of epilepsy which generally manifests itself in children “cannabis oil can help a great deal to prevent fitting and seizures”.

– Read the entire article at The Irish Times.