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Sunday, July 24, 2016

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use?


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“IRELAND IS BEHIND the times,” said the People Before Profits/Anti Austerity Alliance TD Gino Kenny when speaking about his Bill to legalise cannabis for medicinal use.
This week, Bríd Smith tabled the Bill on behalf of her colleague in the Dáil, calling for the use of cannabis to be permitted for sufferers of illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.
It calls for the establishment of a Cannabis Regulation Authority and for distributors to be licensed.
This isn’t the first time a TD has called for cannabis use to be regulated.
MEP Luke Ming Flanagan tabled a motion in 2013 when he was a TD for Roscommon.

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