Ireland is to become the latest country to legalise the use of cannabis for treating specific medical conditions.
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Marijuana is the most widely cultivated, produced and consumed drug worldwide, and more than 20 countries worldwide are trialing legislation regarding access to marijuana and exploring possible benefits.
Ireland moved closer to legalizing marijuana for medicinal use when the minority government said on Thursday it would not block the first reading of a bill that is backed by all other parties.
A new poll reports that a majority of adults in Ireland want the country to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.
GreenLight Medicines, a pharmaceutical startup based in Ireland, has secured funding from a group of private Irish investors to create “breakthrough” medicines with cannabis extracts.
On July 21, 2016, Deputies Gino Kenny and Bríd Smith introduced a medical cannabis bill to the Dáil Éireann, the Irish legislature’s lower house and principle chamber.