Cannabis Reform Ireland March
Wednesday 20th of April is a day I will remember for the rest of my life. Not only were we blessed with the amazing sunshine but we were blessed with a great turn out.
Yesterday Cannabis Reform Ireland organised a great peaceful protest in Dublin city centre. The What About Us march was organised to highlight improving the medical cannabis access program to include people who suffer with chronic pain.
At the moment you can access medical cannabis for 3 things in Ireland
- spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis,
- intractable nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy
- treatment-resistant epilepsy (including Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome)
Everyone met up at the Garden of Remembrance at 2pm and marched to the Dáil (with a garda escort), at 4:20pm everyone lit up!!
This was very surreal, as you felt like you were doing something wrong but you weren’t.
There was a lot of great speakers on the day and something that was a talking point was how cannabis crimes is such a waste of time and money for the garda and the government .
Also the stigma that is attached around it!! People who are using cannabis for medical (or recreational) use are given a bad reputation been called wasters or stoners. This is were the stigma needs to be broken, it is a plant and grows from nature herself! It is a natural medicine
We cant thank Cannabis Reform Ireland for organising such a great event and we look forward to the next one.
If you want to read up more about the access to Cannabis in Ireland you can click here .
If you want to learn more about Hemp and its legality in Ireland you can read more here