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# vera-twomey - Monday 27 May, 2019

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?

The claim was made earlier this week by GP Dr Ray Walley in debate on cannabis legalisation.

# vera-twomey - Monday 20 May, 2019

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use

Medical experts said the government was ‘sleepwalking’ its way into supporting cannabis use in Ireland.

# vera-twomey - Sunday 31 March, 2019

After long delays, the Irish government has finally found a medicinal cannabis supplier Exclusive

The Irish government has found a cannabis supplier in Denmark which can import to Ireland.

# vera-twomey - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Delay in medicinal cannabis scheme as the government is having problems finding a quality assured supplier

Department of Health officials are working to get medical cannabis products from other EU Member States and further afield.

# vera-twomey - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Confused about CBD? Here's what you need to know about Ireland and the cannabis-based remedy

It is not a registered medicine here but it is widely on sale. How is that possible?

# vera-twomey - Monday 16 April, 2018

'We want our rights': Vera Twomey makes passionate call for legislation on medical cannabis

Twomey’s passionate speech directly called on the Taoiseach for action.

# vera-twomey - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year

The Awards aim to recognise the achievements of the country’s everyday heroes.

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

'We'll be home for Christmas': Ava Barry granted medicinal cannabis licence

Her family has been campaigning for her to be allowed access CBD oil.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.

# vera-twomey - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'

Health Minister Simon Harris said the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis will be available later this year.

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Family of Ava Twomey separated as she remains in Netherlands for medicinal cannabis treatment Cbd This post contains videos

Family of Ava Twomey separated as she remains in Netherlands for medicinal cannabis treatment

Ava’s mother Vera led a public campaign for her daughter to access medicinal cannabis in Ireland.

# vera-twomey - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee

Health committee member Kate O’Connell said that an opportunity was lost to make cannabis a medical product.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House Dáil Gridlock This post contains videos

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House

Assorted deputies were left stranded inside the gates of Leinster House by the protest.

# vera-twomey - Friday 21 April, 2017

Vera Twomey stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into the country

Twomey said she declared the medication and it was confiscated by customs officials.

# vera-twomey - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Ireland moves one step closer to allowing doctors prescribe medicinal cannabis

People with specific conditions will be allowed access cannabis-based drugs under new proposals.

# vera-twomey - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Vera Twomey to march in Cork as Ava's ear infection brings on seizure

Today’s march in Macroom is ahead of a larger one in Dublin on Wednesday.

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil

Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.

# vera-twomey - Monday 20 March, 2017

Your 6 big questions about medicinal cannabis in Ireland... answered

Vera Twomey can’t access medicinal cannabis for her daughter, but legislation is on the way.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Vera Twomey urges Simon Harris to contact her after being given 'irrelevant' information to help Ava

Twomey said that, following Tuesday’s meeting in Leinster House, she was given inadequate documents by the HSE.

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'It's not a done deal by any means but it's positive': Ava Barry edges closer to cannabis medication

Upon arriving in Leinster House, Vera could barely make it down the corridors due to being stopped for handshakes.

A report on medicinal cannabis will be in the Oireachtas today

The meeting will take place at 12pm today.

# vera-twomey - Monday 6 March, 2017

Using a wheelchair, Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to Dublin for her daughter Ava

Using a wheelchair, Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to Dublin for her daughter

Health Minister Simon Harris said he will be available to meet with Vera tomorrow.

# vera-twomey - Saturday 4 March, 2017

# vera-twomey - Friday 3 March, 2017

Vera Twomey battles tonsillitis and crippling pain to make it to Kilkenny

The mother hopes to arrive at Dáil Éireann on Tuesday.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 2 March, 2017

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Mother on protest walk from Cork to Dublin for second time to get her child medicinal cannabis

Vera Twomey is entering day two of the 260km protest walk.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'I'm done for, because I can't get that for Ava': Vera Twomey makes heartfelt plea in radio interview

Vera Twomey met with Health Minister Simon Harris today.

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication

Vera Twomey is calling for her daughter to be given access to potentially life-changing medication.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'

The Oireachtas Health Committee has made several recommendations in its report on medicinal cannabis.

# vera-twomey - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Mother of child with epilepsy vows to stand outside Dáil until Simon Harris talks to her

Vera Twomey is outside Leinster House at this moment.

# vera-twomey - Friday 2 December, 2016

'Its like getting to know a new part of our daughter': Cannabis bill passes first stage

People with debilitating diseases and injuries can have their chronic pain soothed through the use of a mix of cannabis medications.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House Ava

'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House

A parent of a severe epilepsy sufferer said cannabidiol helped to greatly reduce her seizures.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Review of medicinal cannabis begins after mother's protest march yesterday

Simon Harris will seek expert scientific advice on the issue, he said today.