O'Connell, Kate

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 Report: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I recognise that cannabis has been used for medicinal effects for centuries. I fully accept and appreciate that cannabis has properties which some people find to be effective in the treatment of m...More Button

There is a shortage of peer reviewed evidence for the efficacy and safety of cannabinoid treatment. Peer reviewed evidence is usually the cornerstone of clinical best practice in medicine, not a...More Button

I am very concerned that comprehensive legal advice that we, on the Joint Committee on Health, received is basically being ignored by Members in this House.More Button

We have heard today that the HPRA has no experience of dealing with cannabis regulation, but we dealt with that issue at the Joint Committee on Health. That is true for any new drug coming up for ...More Button

The flaws have been highlighted. Someone brought up the Dutch situation. I want to clarify for the House that in Holland medicinal cannabis is available through pharmacies, but it is not reimbu...More Button

We are elected-----More Button

We have cameras here and can see the Deputy sneering.More Button

Some in this House might feel it is okay to proceed with this measure, but I believe I have a responsibility, as an elected Member, to proceed with caution. There are other Members of the House wh...More Button

I am all for having a new Bill. I am all for working through the issue, but the Bill put before the Joint Committee on Health was so deeply flawed. It is very disturbing that we would set a prece...More Button

I am mindful of the fact that earlier during Leaders' Questions Deputies spoke about robust regulatory processes for sodium valproate use by women who were intending to or who might become pregna...More Button