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Ireland'You're a disgrace': Clashes in the Dáil over medicinal cannabis delay (and Leo breaks Dáil rules)

10:05  29 november  2018
10:05  29 november  2018 Source:   thejournal.ie

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The Dáil was briefly suspended this afternoon this afternoon amid complaints about the handling of a bill proposing the legalisation of medicinal cannabis . People Before Profit's Gino Kenny - who introduced the bill - and Richard Boyd Barrett raised the issue in the Dáil today.

The Dáil has passed a bill to make cannabis available in Ireland for medicinal use, after the Government said it would not oppose the legislation. Put forward by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, the bill seeks to legalise and regulate cannabis products, which are used for medical purposes.

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Breaching the House rules (displaying posters and other props is not permitted in the chamber) the Taoiseach held up a poster a concerned constituent had brought to his attention.

He alleged it was from an opposition party, a remark Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny said he wanted withdrawn from the record.

Kenny asked the Taoiseach what the hold up was in rolling out the medicinal cannabis programme, which the government committed to almost two years ago.

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Medicinal cannabis legislation has passed the second stage in Dáil and is on course to be legalised by Easter next year. It comes after the Government decided not to oppose the bill - put forward from People Before Profit TD, Gino Kenny - which would allow doctors to prescribe the drug to people with

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Varadkar said the delay is due to problems finding a supplier, stating that the product needs to be quality assured and of a certain standard. He said the UK is running into similar problems.

'You're a disgrace': Clashes in the Dáil over medicinal cannabis delay (and Leo breaks Dáil rules) © Provided by Journal.ie Leo Varadkar broke Daail rules today by holding up a poster in the chamber. A recent statement from the Department of Health said officials had recently visited Denmark for meetings with a number of government regulatory bodies and other stakeholders in the medical cannabis production and supply chain.

Holding up the poster, the Taoiseach said he was very concerned about “misinformation” around health matters being spread.

“You are a disgrace. It’s a disgrace. This is the lowest thing I’ve seen in this place,” said Kenny in the Dáil today, adding that countless families are being left with no help from the government.

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An opposition TD has introduced a bill in the Dáil that would see cannabis legalised for medicinal use. Anti-Austerity Alliance/ People Before Profit deputy Bríd Smith said there is demand for such medication by a number of specific groups of ill-health sufferers.

"With regard to whether or not cannabis cures or helps the common cold, I have tried to conduct several searches on this topic over the years and have found no scientific evidence or trials that have evaluated this outcome," says Laura Borgelt, a professor in the departments of clinical pharmacy and

“I think the deputy doth protest too much,” said Varadkar.

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