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Yesterday – with FIVE Fweed tees on offer – we asked you to identify five Dublin locations based on five cryptic hints.

It got sticky and tricky.

Wayward ‘erb-fueled judging left one judge misidentifying an incorrect entry, generally becoming quite confused and having to lie down.

We are very sorry.

We finally got our shit together narrowed down the five correct entrants.

To wit:

1. Ranelagh Kush: “In the nick of time, it perks you up”

Answer: Nick’s Coffee Shop. Winner: Darragh and Rob.

2.Donnybrook Diesel: “Bandstanding for an exhibitionist”

Answer: Herbert Park. Winner: Donal.

3. St Stephen’s Cheese: “When it’s a good read, it’s top of the list”

Answer: Bestseller Bookstore. Winner: Cupofteaanyone.

4. Merrion Haze:“Altogether Now, It’s a sporting life that’s back on track.”

Answer: Railway Union. Winner: Ouch

5. Oscar’s OG: “A broken monument, where the water doesn’t run.”

Answer: The Rutland Fountain, Merrion Square. Winner: Boj

Thanks all.

*beatific smile*

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Yesterday: Find the Five Fweed Tees

Can you find the Fweed tees?

1. Ranelagh Kush – Men’s Medium Fweed Logo T-Shirt

Hint: “In the nick of time, it perks you up

2. Donnybrook Diesel – Girls Medium Legalise T-Shirt

Hint: “Bandstanding for an exhibitionist”

3. St Stephen’s Cheese – Girl’s Medium Regulate T-Shirt

Hint: “When it’s a good read, it’s top of the list”

4. Merrion Haze: Men’s Medium Fweed Logo T-Shirt

Hint: “Altogether Now, It’s a sporting life that’s back on track.”

5. Oscar’s OG: Girl’s medium Fweed Logo T-Shirt

Hint: “A broken monument, where the water doesn’t run.”

Fweed writes:

Fweed, the campaign to regulate cannabis for Medical and Adult use has five t-shirts to give away to Broadsheet readers.

All you have to do, is pick the t-shirt you would like (only one go allowed) then try and identify the virtual location on the map, by following the hints (above).

Once you have the answer, leave it below or send us a direct message on our Twitter account @Fweed_ If you’re the first correct answer, you win the T-shirt. It’s that simple.

Lines MUST close at 9.45pm

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Finally.

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Wednesday: This Means Everything Twomey

Above from left: Gino Kenny TD, Vera Twomey, barrister Niall Neligan, Kenny Tynan and and pro-medicinal cannabis GP, Dr Garreth McGovern

This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2

The launch of [legalise cannabis  group] Fweed’s ’21st Century Approach to Regulating Cannabis’ by law academic Niall Neligan with independent TD Gino Kenny, activists Vera Twomey, Kenny Tynan and medic Dr Garreth McGovern.

At 3pm, parents of children, and individuals, in need of medicinal cannabis are invited to meet TDs in the Dáil, Noreen O’Neill,  whose son Michael suffers seizures from bilateral frontal polymicrogyria, will describe her struggle to get oil for him.

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Yesterday: A Chance To Talk About Medicinal Cannabis

Previously: Vera Twomey on Broadsheet

Update:

G’wan the Vera and Kenny.

Free Tuesday?

Barrister and legal academic Niall Neligan will be giving a lecture on Cannabis Regulation in the AV room of the Oireachtas between 12 -1pm next Tuesday, July 10  to help launch (Irish cannabis advocate group) Fweed’s Public policy document entitled A 21st Century Approach to Regulating Cannabis.

Mr Neligan, of the law department at Dublin Institute of technology (DIT),  has previously  helped the succesful campaign by Vera Twomey top obtain medicinal cannabis for her daughter Ava, a sufferer of Dravets Syndrome.

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Update:

Previously: Fweed on Broadsheet

Fweed writes:

Every campaign must have simple and effective message. We want the Irish Government to regulate cannabis for medical and adult use. We liked the repeal sweatshirts so much, we decided to create our own…

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!

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from left: Gino Kenny,TD  Richard Boyd Barrett TD and Vera Twomey

This evening.

Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

A rally in solidarity with Vera Twomey and her seven-year-old Ava Barry who is suffering from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome.

Earlier this month, Ava’s mother Vera Twomey, walked  from Cork to the Dáil  to highlight her daughter’s need for THC-based cannabis oil to battle seizures.

Meanwhile, Minister for Health Simon Harriss this evening has asked a panel of doctors to draw up guidelines on how medicinal cannibis can be prescribed in Ireland.

Earlier: Free This Evening

Pics Niall Neligan

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This morning.

Grand Canal Docks, Dublin 2

A photo call organised by Fweed to promote awareness of the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016  ahead of the Global Medical Cannabis Summit starting tomorrow at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.

Somebody ARREST them.

Pics: Thorsten Recker

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Multiple Sclerosis suffer Marie Fleming and her partner Tom Curran with family leaving the Four Courts in the High Court in Dublin in 2013

During a discussion on medicinal cannabis on RTÉ Radio One’s Today with Sean O’Rourke this morning, Tom Curran shared his experiences sourcing cannabis for his partner Multiple Sclerosis suffer Marie Fleming.


Sean O’Rourke:
“If I could turn to you, Tom Curran, you used to grow marijuana yourself and used it to treat your late partner Marie, who had MS. Now, tell me about her use of it, and how it helped her.”

Tom Curran:
“Well, I don’t have a medical background, and I know absolutely nothing, I suppose, about the chemistry of the plant, but when Marie’s MS progressed, the prescription medication worked to a point in helping her with her spasms, which are just like seizures, and also with the neurological pain, which she had constantly.

“We were aware, via, I suppose forums from around the world that cannabis was used extensively for both pain and spasms, so we tried it, because nothing else was working. And the results were remarkable, you’d have to see it to believe it.

“When Marie smoked, we originally bought on the street, but when Marie smoked, and the spasms were coming on, her whole body would relax within twenty seconds. Now, the pain medication that she was using, and the spasm medication she was using, just didn’t work. It also, then, reduced the pain. So she was comfortable, and we grew it after that, rather than buy it.”

O’Rourke:
“How frequently did she use it, then, to deal with these spasms and pain?”

Tom:
“She would smoke maybe, probably, twice a day. But I also learned how to process and extract, the CBD and the THC out of it, and we used that, I made capsules from that, and we used that for a long-term effect, because with the smoking, we found out the effect would wear off after a couple of hours. But by using the capsules, she got maybe eight to ten hours…”

O’Rourke: “And you made those yourself?”

Tom:
“Yes.”

O’Rourke: “And how did you go about growing it?”

Tom: “Very simply, we have a beautiful garden, one of the things Marie loved was her garden, she was very keen on gardening. And it was very simple to grow it. I didn’t use any sophisticated methods, I grew it on the windowsill upstairs.

“We had a bedroom upstairs with an exposed window that the sun shone in on most of the day when there was sun, but it took a certain amount of experimental work. On finding, for instance, the right strains, because there are many different strains of cannabis. So it was a matter of finding the right one for both the spasm control, and the pain control. And this went on for a period of about ten years before Marie died.”

[Later, when questioned on possible issues of regulation and control]

Tom: “Well, a couple of parallels I could draw, our own medical system here, widely uses products that are derivatives of opium. In fact, some of them are almost directly heroin. They’re well-controlled. They’re far more dangerous a recreational drug than cannabis is. So, if we can control that, as a medicine…”

O’Rourke:
“Are you talking about something like methadone now?”

Tom:
“No. Things that people are given for pain control, Fentenyl, which has just been brought out on the market now, that’s fifty times more dangerous than heroin, these sort of things can be controlled. And if we can control those as a medicine, and we’re aware of the therapeutical benefits, and the medicinal benefits of cannabis, why can’t we just control them the same way?”

Listen here

Meanwhile…

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The ‘erb in all its manifestations.

Via Hempture.ie

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Fwee next Tuesday?

Fweed.ie writes:

Volunteers needed for photocall next Tuesday morning at 10.30am at Grand Canal Docks to promote awareness of the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016

Wear a t-shirt, hold a sign and have your photo taken to help promote tolerance ahead of the Global Medical Cannabis Summit taking place the following day in Dublin and which has invited experts from all over the world to talk about medical weed…

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