Irish Minister for Health confirms good news for patients

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Irish Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, has announced that patients prescribed medical cannabis will no longer need to travel to the Netherlands to collect their medication. Before COVID-19, patients needed to travel to Holland themselves to access their medical cannabis prescriptions. In April 2020, a temporary delivery service for these medications was set up between the Netherlands and Ireland. This allowed patients of licensed clinicians to receive their medications without resorting to breaking lockdown restrictions. RELATED ARTICLE: CBD oil benefits, fact or fiction? – Clinical trials reveal the truth CONTINUE READING From now on, that same delivery service will be made permanent and patients can continue to receive their medications. A welcome relief to patients across Ireland Mr. Donnelly said that he’d heard countless stories from both patients and their families about how the initiative had been a huge boon to their lives. “They spoke about the stress of having to travel regularly and the associated health risks with that, as well as their concerns that they would run out of their medication,” said Mr. Donnelly. “I am so pleased that these problems will now be a thing of the past for them. There will no longer be a need for them to travel abroad in order to collect their prescribed cannabis products. Instead, they can focus on their health and wellbeing,” he continued. “The welfare of patients and their families come first and I am happy to reassure them that they will no longer have to personally source their prescriptions.” The Department of Health will now have to put in place arrangements for how collection and delivery services will work, going forward. Cannabis status in Ireland There have been increasingly positive signs of access to cannabis in Ireland over the last few years. Just last year, in June 2019,…

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