Blog Articles, tagged with: Cannabis

HPRA Report

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MS Ireland’s response to release of report on cannabis for medicinal purposes On Friday, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) released a report recommending the prescribing of medicinal cannabis for patients with specific medical conditions, including spasticity associated with ...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday February 13 2017 12:26 PM

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Tick Tock Production Company

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MS Ireland has been approached by a production company, Tick Tock films, with the following request: “We are putting together a documentary about the legalisation of cannabis for medical use in Ireland. We are reaching out to people with MS in hopes that they can share their story with us....

Published by Tick Tock Production Company on Wednesday July 27 2016 11:23 AM

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Support for cannabis growing

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Is Ireland ready to say yes? An article in this weekend's Irish Times reports that support for the legalisation of cannabis in Ireland is growing slowly but steadily. At the moment, people who use marijuana to relieve medical conditions face criminalisation, a €2,750 fine and up to 12 mont...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday January 20 2014 12:00 PM

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Sativex Submission to the Governement

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MS Ireland supports legislation changes to allow Sativex in Ireland General Practitioners (GPs) in Ireland might soon be authorised to prescribe a cannabis-based medication for the treatment of symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).   For a number of years MS Ireland has been campaign...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday September 18 2013 12:55 PM

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Cannabis-based Medicine

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Update on use of Cannabis-based Medicine for people with Multiple Sclerosis People with multiple sclerosis use different forms of treatment and strategies to mange their life with multiple sclerosis. Cannabis has anecdotally been used to treat chronic symptoms such as muscle stiffness, spasms, p...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday March 14 2013 10:49 AM

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Power of Sativex Questioned

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The British Medical Journal raises some questions over the efficacy of the cannabis based drug In the December edition of the Journal’s Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin, authors reviewed the research available on Sativex and questioned its usefulness in tackling spasticity in MS. They quest...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday December 19 2012 09:38 AM

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Cannabis Drug: Green Light

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Government to change laws to make Sativex available in Ireland. On Tuesday the government confirmed that it proposes to bring forward plans to make cannabis-based drugs like Sativex, an MS drug for spasticity, available in Ireland. Cannabis is currently a schedule 1 drug covered under the Misuse...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday September 12 2012 05:22 PM

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