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Ireland Eases Medical Marijuana For MS Restrictions

The Republic of Ireland is legalizing the medical prescription of cannabis for people with Multiple Sclerosis, under a new revision to current Irish laws. The Irish Mirror reports that Pat O’Mahony, CEO of Ireland’s Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) confirmed July 7 that the Department of Health is drafting legislation to allow medicinal cannabis to be made available for patients.

Mr. Mahoney is cited noting that the reform has been in the proposal stage for about four years, and describing its passage as a “very important step forward.” He further explains that while his department finished its assessment some time ago, there was an appeal to the High Court which was resolved very recently, and his understanding is that policy makers in the Department of Health are poised to issue a revision to existing legislation that will make the product available in the marketplace. He also confirmed that cannabis would be available by prescription and that physicians will be able to write prescriptions for pharmacists to fill, as with any other prescription pharmaceutical product. Read More…

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