Access to Medical Cannabis Is Now Legal in Ireland Under New Pilot Scheme

The Medical Cannabis Access Programme allows medical consultants to prescribe medicinal cannabis of a standardised quality to patients who have failed to respond to standard treatments.

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June 26, 2019

Health Minister Simon Harris today signed legislation which will allow Irish citizens access to cannabis-based products for medical use on a pilot basis for five years.

The Medical Cannabis Access Programme allows medical consultants to prescribe medicinal cannabis of a standardised quality to patients who have failed to respond to standard treatments.

Minister Harris first proposed the programme two years ago, but its passage through the Dáil was delayed amid problems finding a quality-assured supplier of medicinal cannabis able to export its products to Ireland.

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