Mother has Medicinal Cannabis for Daughter Seized at Airport

A Co Cork mother who traveled to Spain to obtain medicinal cannabis for her daughter said she was severely disappointed following its confiscation at Dublin Airport yesterday.

Vera Twomey, who has extensively campaigned for the drug to be legalized in Ireland, arrived with a three month supply of THC medicine which has been prescribed for her daughter Ava by a medical consultant in Barcelona.

Mrs Twomey traveled with Dublin TD Gino Kenny and MEP Luke Ming Flanagan who accompanied her as a public show of support.

Seven year-old Ava suffers from Dravet Syndrome, which can cause her to have hundreds of seizures a month.

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