Poll: 92% in Ireland Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

When it comes to medical cannabis, virtually no one in Ireland is opposed to its legalization.

 IrelandAccording to a new poll, 92% of those in Ireland support legalizing medical cannabis; support was highest in the Munster counties, with 94% in favor of the move.

In terms of gender, 93% of women support medical cannabis legalization, compared to 90% of men.

The survey was conducted by Red C Research and was commissioned by Help Not Harm. The goal of the study was “to understand the general views of the public towards the medical use of cannabis”. Help Not Harm is a non-profit organization working towards “a health-based approach to drugs in Ireland”.

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Poll: 77% of those in Ireland Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

irelandThe vast majority of Ireland residents are in support of legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, according to polling released yesterday.

Based on the survey’s findings, 77% of those in Ireland believe that cannabis should be legal for medical use. Only 13% are opposed to the move, with 10% undecided.

The poll comes soon after Health Minister Simon Harris requested the Health Products Regulatory Authority to begin studying the potential benefits of cannabis for treating various ailments such as chronic pain.

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The Top 5 Countries with the Cheapest and Most Expensive Cannabis

moneyBelow is a list of the top 5 countries in regards to where cannabis is the cheapest and most expensive, based on the average price of a gram. The list was compiled using data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2014 World Drug Report, and from the cannabis pricing index website Price of Weed.

Here are the top 5 countries where cannabis is the cheapest:

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Ireland to Legalize Cannabis-Based Medicines

Ireland’s Department of Health has announced that in the coming weeks it will introduce regulations which will allow for the use, possession andireland-pushes-for-legalisation pharmacy-distribution of cannabis-based medicines such as Sativex, a medical spray made from the cannabis plant which contains one part THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and one part CBD (cannabidiol).

“This will be a prescription product, so MS sufferers will have the prescription written by their GP and then dispensed by the pharmacist,” says Pat O’Mahony, chief executive of Ireland’s Health Products Regulatory Authority, formerly the Irish Medicines Board. No exact time was given on when the regulations will be released.

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Legislation to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Ireland

Roscommon Teachta Dála Luke Ming Flanagan (a member of Ireland’s House of Representatives) has filed a piece of legislation aimed at legalizing cannabis, titled the Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013. ireland-pushes-for-legalisation

According to the Irish Times, this proposal would legalize and regulate cannabis for recreational and medical use in a way similar to Colorado’s Amendment 64. The home cultivation of up to 6 plants, and the possession of up to an ounce, would become fully legal for anyone 21 and older.

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