Cannabis bill move is on

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

LO­CAL cam­paigner Alex Baiz­ert has wel­comed the de­ci­sion to al­low pro­pos­als for the use of medic­i­nal cannabis to move to the next leg­isla­tive level.

Min­is­ter of State at the depart­ment of Jus­tice and Equal­ity David Stan­ton said that the view of the ma­jor­ity of TDs was that the bill should pro­ceed to com­mit­tee stage in the Dail.

“The ma­jor­ity here want to pro­ceed to com­mit­tee stage, the Gov­ern­ment will not be op­pos­ing that at this time,” he said. TD Gino Kenny has put for­ward the bill. ‘I wel­come that move and hope­fully it can be­come law,’ Mr Baiz­ert stated.

‘It is mov­ing very slowly. Why can this gov­ern­ment not take the ben­e­fits, why can they even not give a date when this Com­pas­sion­ate Ac­cess Pro­gramme is go­ing to be avail­able to pa­tients like my­self ?”

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