Medical Cannabis now available in Ireland three years after Gino Kenny’s bill was passed thru the dáil.
Gino has been relentlessly campaigning to make medical cannabis accessible to those who need it most.
history has been made and now after three years of hard work medical cannabis is now available in Ireland.
but what does it mean for you?
so who can access it?
starting off the medical cannabis access program will only be available to people with three specific conditions
- Spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis
- Intractable nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy
- Severe, refractory (treatment-resistant) epilepsy.
Chronic pain hasn’t been included in the medical cannabis access program
but we hope to see it included in the near future.
two people in Ireland have gained access for chronic pain.
one via their GP and the other Via their consultant so there is hope.
Yes medical cannabis is available but you cant get access unless you explore all other possibilities first.
if you want to learn more about the medical cannabis access program you can read the full details here
click here to see a full check list, you can download it print it and bring it with you to your next GP Visit.
Two cannabis based products have got the green light by the minister for health and the HPRA.
Aurora cannabis enterprise inc a Canadian based cannabis company and MGC Pharmaceuticals.
both companies have one product approved and will be the first to supply medical cannabis to the Irish market.
Aurora cannabis enterprise inc will supply their high CBD oil drops, which is an oral solution
MGC Pharmaceuticals will supply cannEpil which is also a CBD oil oral solution.
as both products will be imported into Ireland it is unclear the exact date they will be available in Ireland.
those who have access to medical cannabis will unfortunately still have to travel abroad in order to obtain their medicine.
what will happen to the current CBD retailers in Ireland, only time will tell.
if you want to learn more about CBD please join our CBD support Group here.
but if you can wait for the government to act you can get CBD Oil right here