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In December, People Before Profit Alliance TD Gino Kenny’s bill to allow for the legislation of medicinal cannabis was passed in the Dáil.
However, as the Government would like to make some amendments to Mr Kenny’s bill, the bill will be debated at the committee stage in coming weeks.
Last week, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) released its Cannabis for Medical Use report saying cannabis should only be made available to patients with specific conditions.
Above, Mr Kenny has created a video with testimonies of people who support the legalisation of medicinal cannabis, including Tom Curran (top), husband of Marie Fleming, who passed away in December 2013 after her unsuccessful right-to-die challenge in Supreme Court in April 2013.
Ms Fleming had multiple sclerosis.