Simon Harris’ record on medical cannabis

Simon Harris left his office as Minister for Health in 2020 without fulfilling his promise regarding Medical Cannabis

Vera Twomey is a mother of four who came to national and international prominence when she highlighted the need for immediate access to medical cannabis for her daughter Ava Barry.

Vera’s journey has taken her to The House of Commons and European Parliment as well as The Dail and she is regularly invited to tell her inspirational story at conferences and events in Ireland and abroad.

Her determination struck a chord with the general public in Ireland and there was an outcry of support for this remarkable woman. Vera Twomey represents the absolute essence of a mother’s love for her child. The lengths that she went to to secure the only medication proven to help her daughter, inspired a nation.

Medical Marijuana in Ireland: What You Need to Know

Medical Cannabis Access Programme – 2021

The link to Vera’s 2020  interview would be of good help for those wanting to apply for a licence for medical cannabis as they had a good chat about the process on Clare FM

Vera Twomey: Medicinal cannabis changes will give ‘some peace’ to patients – 14 Dec 2020

Cork mum Vera Twomey pleads with authorities to help get Ava’s medicine – 16 March 2020

VERA TWOMEY – 17 Aug 2019

Tyrant Varadkar Blocks Medicinal Cannabis And 54 Other Bills – 24 June 2019

Medical Cannabis Access Programme – 2019

Medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey says daughter Ava (8) is now pharmaceutical free – 27 Aug 2018

‘We’re so grateful’ – Vera Twomey reveals daughter Ava’s medical cannabis to be paid for by the State – 9 April 2018

Vera Twomey tells 3news how her daughter’s seizures have improved – 15 Sept 2017

Irish Government Blocks Medical Cannabis Bill – 12 Sept 2017

Vera Twomey stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into the country – 21 April 2017

Vera Twomey/ Ava Barry Campaign – 28 Feb 2017

Simon Harris pledges to take action on medicinal cannabis – 9 Nov 2016

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