Ireland, on verge of legalizing cannabis

Cannabis is set to be legalised for the treatment of several medical conditions in Ireland.

A new scheme will see the drug used to treat patients with epilepsy, intractable nausea and other illnesses. Running for five years, it will be monitored by health service experts.

A report by Ireland's Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) warned of the lack of evidence over Cannabis' effectiveness and safety,

But Simon Harris, the country's Minister for Health has given the go ahead for the drug to be used.

Read more at The Independent.

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