I remember hearing the breaking news that the Irish Parliament had unanimously passed a Bill to legalise medical cannabis.Vera Twomey was the tearful messenger. She was mid flow telling a medical cannabis conference in the European Parliament about her daughter Ava.
After a quick glance down to read a message on her phone, she announced the shock development, receiving a roar of appreciation from all there. By then Vera’s face was familiar to the Irish people. She had been tirelessly sharing with everyone that would listen how 7-year-old Ava’s life threatening seizures had reduced by nearly 90% since taking CBD oil.
With brave acts of determination such as walking over 200km from her home to the Irish Parliament, her story had captured the hearts of every strata of Irish society, from members of the Irish Parliament to grannies who’d never touched a joint in their life.
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