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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Cannabis for Medicinal Use (Regulations) Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members].. (01 Dec 2016)

URL: https://www.oireachtas.ie/ga/debates/debate/dail/2...


……Deputy Gino Kenny: Today I stand here under circumstances of my choosing, but the circumstances of many individuals and families suffering throughout the country are certainly not of their choosing.

 

I will put a question to those in the House and those listening or watching the debate. What would they do if their child, parent, sister, brother or friend was diagnosed with an illness that could be treated with a medicine that was unobtainable? Less than nine months ago, my knowledge of medical cannabis was limited. I had certain vague ideas, perhaps even ignorance, on the subject of medicinal cannabis. My journey so far is part of an ongoing journey of education, seeking out the medical benefits of cannabis in order that I can represent the tens of thousands who need this medicine and who would benefit greatly from improvements in its accessibility.

 

During the past six months I have met and corresponded with some extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstances……..

 

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