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BBC: Irish Government passes medicinal cannabis bill without vote

Irish Government passes medicinal cannabis bill without vote   1 December 2016  Dáil (Irish Government) has passed a bill to make cannabis available in Ireland for medicinal use.The Irish Government had said it would not oppose the legislation.It aims to legalise and regulate cannabis products used for medical purposes.People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, who put the bi...
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Stuff: Helen Kelly: ‘My back is broken and I only have months to live but I’m pain free

Tumours have broken Helen Kelly's back and she only has months to live but illegally taking cannabis means she's pain free.The former Council of Trade Unions president was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in February last year and was initially given about seven weeks to live."I am going to die very soon, there's no cure, it's grown like crazy."Almost 18 months later Kelly s...
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Radio NZ: Calls for independent inquiry into medical cannabis

A review which left the rules for access to medical cannabis largely unchanged was 'biased', an open letter from advocates says.Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne had Ministry officials and medical professionals look at guidelines used to assess applications for prescribing cannabis-based products.The review concluded there was a lack of data to support using the products....
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Grey Power: Legalise dope – Northern Advocate

A group of rebellious Northland retirees are the latest to throw their weight behind the legalise cannabis movement, saying they want to have the choice of dying pain-free.Cannabis should be legal to alleviate chronic pain, Otamatea Grey Power members say. Cannabis should be legal to alleviate chronic pain, Otamatea Grey Power members say. "I want the laws opened up so we can grow cannab...
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Cannabis legalisation: Nick Clegg backs campaign calling for medical use of drug

A campaign to legalise the medical use of cannabis is being launched amid warnings that up to 1.1 million people across Britain are currently breaking the law by taking the drug to combat the pain of chronic conditions.The drive, called End Our Pain, coincides with a Coronation Street storyline focusing on the issue, and is being supported by the former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and...
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