Getting On The Right Side Of Public Opinion, Science And History


This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2

Vera Twomey (pic 3) joins protestors to support People Before Profit TD Gine Kenny’s bill to legalise medicinal cannabis, currently being debated in the Dáil.

Vera says her daughter Ava’s sezures from Dravets Syndrome

Watch proceedings here

Top: Solidarity People Before Profit TDs Paul Murphy. Richard Boyd Barrett, Gino Kenny and Brid Smith talking to the media before the debate.


More as we get it.


The Government has agreed to allow the progression of legislation to provide for medical cannabis to the next legislative stage.

The move is despite the fact that the Oireachtas Committee on Health recommended withdrawing Gino Kenny’s bill because of “fundamental flaws” in the legislation.

Minister of State at the department of Justice and Equality David Stanton said he was of the view that “if you have a very flawed piece of legislation, it might not be possible to amend it, perhaps it should be redrafted and resubmitted”.

However he said there seemed to be a consensus among TDs that the bill should proceed to Committee stage in the Dáil.

Medical cannabis legislation progresses to next stage (RTÉ)


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12 thoughts on “Getting On The Right Side Of Public Opinion, Science And History

  1. Reach For The Stars

    What do we want?
    Meaningful change

    When do we want it?

    Ah here too many questions, I want to smoke an oul spliff.

    Yer ma, etc.

    The end

  2. Eamonn Clancy

    Oul Gino and co could do with a glance in the mirror at themselves. The amber alert look doesn’t suit the 3 lads at all at all.

  3. Sheik Yahbouti

    it occurs to me that there are Parliamentary Draughtsmen, who are not overnurdened, who could be pressed into service? It might provide a welcome respite from engendering ‘Tax loopholes’?

  4. kid alatriste jensen

    I’m not convinced by this.I think they are trying to get cannabis legalised by the back door. Gino is on record that he likes smoking the odd joint.

  5. realPolithicks

    What a load of nonsense, here in Massachusetts they introduced the sale of medical marijuana several years ago and last year we voted to legalize the sale to anyone over 21. The world hasn’t come to an end and frankly most people haven’t even noticed.

      1. realPolithicks

        I lived in NY when I moved to the states back in the eighties. I’ve live in Massachusetts since 1994ish.

  6. Holden MaGroin

    “Vera says her daughter Ava’s sezures from Dravets Syndrome”
    Bodger what’s going on here?

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