Medicinal Cannabis in Ireland

The mission of the IMCC is to be the focal point for information on medicinal cannabis in Ireland, inclusive of all with either a personal or professional interest.  We aim to reduce stigma and to represent our cause to government, the media, the medical profession & the public

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Our Goals

Policy Platform

The main goals of the Irish Medicinal Cannabis Council are to:

  • Immediately activate the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme (MCAP)
    Ensure anyone currently prescribed under a Ministerial Licence continues to receive their medicine without interruption
  • Ensure medicinal cannabis prescriptions are funded in the same way as other medicines
    Without charge for those with a Medical Card or on the Long Term Illness Scheme
  • Maintain the collection of prescribed medicinal cannabis from the Netherlands
    where it is not available locally
  • Expand the conditions covered under MCAP
    Most urgently for chronic pain
  • Expand the products available under MCAP
    including raw flower for vaporising
  • Establish regular, formal consultation
    between the Dept. of Health, the Health Service Executive and the IMCC
  • Amend current legislation
    to permit trace amounts of THC in over-the-counter CBD products
  • Set a deadline for the HPRA to establish a licencing system
    for the cultivation of medicinal cannabis and production of medicinal products
  • Establish a training programme for doctors
    in the endocannabinoid system and prescribing of medicinal cannabis

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