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Medicinal cannabis activist Vera twomey (above) and Minister for Health Simon Harris (top)

An open letter to Minister for Health Simon Harris from medicinal cannabis activist Vera Twomey, whose daughter Ava, a sufferer of Dravet Syndrome, secured a licence to use the oil to control her seizures.

Dear Simon,

Hi, it’s Vera here –  Ava Barry’s mum. Just a quick update. Ava’s doing great, bit of an ear infection this week, but she’s rallying again, thank God.

As you know, I’m from a small little village called Aghabullogue [northwest County Cork]-  fierce Fine Geal country, actually you would get a great welcome if you ever decided to pop by.

Anyhow, I just wanted to let you know that down our way ordinary people like us are doing their research and all around the area people are using medical cannabis to heal their bodies and control and cure many serious conditions.

It’s great that people are able to find research and educate themselves on medical cannabis, isn’t it?

It would be of great benefit to all of us if our consultants and doctors were offered the opportunity to learn about medicinal cannabis its benefits and the appropriate dosage, etc. and we could work together for our better health.

I was wondering are you planning on doing anything of real value for us regarding this matter?

Aghabullogue is a fantastic spot you know but it’s very small i’m just pointing that out because there are communities all over the country much bigger than ours where people are using medical cannabis to improve their lives in massive numbers.

Remember I told you on the phone that time that you could do something really great for the people. I wonder were you listening or were you just annoyed to have to talk to that cheeky mare, aka me. well. Ether way you still could. I hope you decide to do so. We would be very proud of you to do so.

I also just wanted to let you know ill be calling in to see you there in the Dail in November with a few friends of mine Hannah Deacon Callie Blackwell and Danielle Davies.

They are great women Simon and help us, if you imagined I was firey, you’re not going to know what hit Dublin when these ladies arrive with the stories of how medical cannabis has saved their children’s lives.

So we hope we will see you there that day for a frank discussion. As they say it’s good to talk.

Seems to me it would be really a great plan to move the debate on medical cannabis back into the dail chambers for us and leglislate so ordinary people can get the medical support they need.

We will look forward to seeing you in November.

Best Regards,

Vera

Vera Twomey (Facebook)

Previously: Meeting Leo

Relax.

The plants look illegal.

But they’re not.

Lough Farm Extracts write

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Sales of the controversial, but legal Irish Kush far surpass expectations…

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Meanwhile…

There you go now.

A  new poster campaign by Fweed

May also get you high, apparently.

Niall Neligan writes:

With 4/20 just around the corner, its time to put cannabis regulation firmly on the political agenda.

As the movement to regulate cannabis for both adult and medicinal use spreads across North America and beyond, it is time for the Irish government to chart a clear regulatory course that will transition an illicit market worth approximately €1Billion per annum into a regulated market.

If properly done, a regulated market could generate as much as €300 million in additional revenue for the state each year and create 15,000 new jobs by 2025.

Given developments elsewhere, and the real likelihood that European states such as the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Malta, the Czech Republic (not to mention Germany) will most likely regulate by 2021, can Ireland really afford to miss out  by relying on outdated policies born out of ignorance and social conservativeism?

The economic and business case for Regulation of Cannabis for Medical and Adult use is now sufficiently strong to end the failed policy of prohibition and allow Ireland and Irish companies to participate in The Green Rush…

FIGHT!

Fweed

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.

UPDATE:

More as we get it.

Update:

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)

Rollingnews

Hmmm.

Meanwhile…

From the weekend…

RTE reported:

“The internal Audit Committee of An Garda Síochána has said it was “very concerned” that senior garda management did not tell it about the existence of thousands of fake breath tests or unreliable fixed notice convictions.”

“…The committee, which oversees spending in the force, said it was kept totally in the dark over both issues despite senior management knowing about them in the previous year.”

Garda auditors not told of breath test or FCN controversies (RTE)

Previously: A Breathtaking Timeline

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Are you pro-plant or anti-leaf?

Broadsheet on the Telly ‘Reefer Special’ will be held on Thursday live on the site, on April 20 at 11.45.

If you have strong views on the ‘erb and would like to take part please send short bio to Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked Reefer Special.

Amsterdam-based participants welcome.

Previously: Broadsheet on the Telly on Broadsheet

Posters via Mashable

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The Highlighter Cannabis Vapour Pen ($50) – a USB rechargeable battery powered element warms 50% THC cannabis oil to deliver a cool vapour toke.

Available in Sativa, Indica, Hybrid, and strain-specific Single Origin varieties and for every unit sold, the California based 1-for1 medical marijuana manufacturer Bloom Farms donates a healthy meal to a local food bank.

Available at Bloom farms outlets only.

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