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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Topical issue debate. Questions on promised legislation. (17 Sep 2020)

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Deputy Gino Kenny: I want to raise an issue that I have raised numerous times in the term of this Dáil and the last Dáil. It is the lack of progress around the medical cannabis access programme. I see the former Minister for Health in the Chamber. To say parents and patients are extremely frustrated is an understatement. The law was changed last year and many people had hope. Since then, there have been numerous issues with lack of reimbursement and lack of access. When will the medical cannabis access programme commence?

 

Leo Varadkar: I am afraid I do not have a date on that. I will ask the Minister for Health, Deputy Donnelly, to get back to Deputy Kenny on it. It is something that the Government has committed to doing. We want to get it done both in terms of legislation and the programme itself. I have no wish to give Deputy Kenny an untrue answer without knowing what the answer is. I will certainly ask the Minister for Health, Deputy Donnelly.

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