Health Committee Ireland discussing medical cannabis access program (MCAP) 29-9-21

The Joint Health Committee met on the 29th of September to discuss the latest updates on the Medical Cannabis Access Program.
Featured in the session are representatives from the HPRA, the HSE and the Department of Health who take questions form committee members on the progress of the MCAP.

3:20 Opening statement from Muiris O Connor – assistant secretary at dept of health R&D& analytics Division
11:15 OPening statement from Shaun Flannagan – Assistant national director HSE Primary Care Reimbursement service
17:40 Opening Statement from Loraine Nolan – HPRA Chief executive
24:55 Questions from Bernard Durkan, TD, Fine Gael, Kildare North
34:20 Questions from David Cullinane, TD, Sinn Féin, Waterford
47:45 Questions from John Lahart, TD, Fianna Fáil, Dublin South-West
58:50 Questions from Neasa Hourigan, TD, Green Party, Dublin Central
1:08:20 Questions from Gino Kenny, TD, People Before Profit – Solidarity, Dublin Mid-West
1:23:50 Questions from Colm Burke, TD, Fine Gael, Cork North Central
1:32:15 Comments and questions from Seán Crowe, Chair of the Health Committee & TD, Sinn Féin, Dublin South-West
1:45:40 Questions from Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway , Administrative panel
1:51:30 Questions from Cathal Crowe, TD, Fianna Fáil, Clare
1:59:00 Violet-Anne Wynne, TD, Sinn Féin, Clare


  1. Irish Wanderer on October 6, 2021 at 8:04 am

    david gettin in ther

  2. Irish Canna Clinic on October 6, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Cheers for posting Martin but that is 2 hours I will never get back… but interesting to see the wasters behind the issue and the barriers being created… Brian Lynch by his own admission knows nothing beyond paediatric Epilepsy!!! So sick of these jumbled debates… THC is the analgesic in cannabis as a medicine getting high is irrelevant!! Yer man O’connors thinking that yeah maybe consulting the GPs is an interesting idea. My GP is aware that I use Cannabis as long as I have been in his care as I am pretty sure is the case with everyone I know who uses Cannabis as a medicne… literally so sick of being triggered by this bullshit!

  3. Eoin F on October 6, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Former Garda arrested as €600k of cannabis herb seized in organised crime investigation. The journal comment section is closed for this story but normally is open!

  4. sorrenable on October 6, 2021 at 8:27 am

    CBD is the best they can do…for flip sake!!! That professor Byian Lynch has his head up his Ass!! It’s obvious that the THC works for epileptic/pain!! So the THC Ratio in the new products will be 1:60 What a joke!!! There a disgrace!!! Well Done Deputy Kenny!!👍👍👍 The rest of them don’t have a clue.

  5. Irish Canna Clinic on October 6, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Evidence based opiods Lorraine have killed 200,000 people in US… Fentanyl killed Prince if he’d being medicating with Cannabis he would be alive!

  6. FoXchannel on October 6, 2021 at 8:35 am

    This is a farce. Blind "leaders"

  7. tinkle tink on October 6, 2021 at 8:40 am

    imagine if you needed a consultant to get a prescription for a painkiller safer than paracetamol…

    what a clown show

  8. DMAN on October 6, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Was a tough watch. It’s like they were frozen in time since the 2016 bill. Still as uninformed as ever.

  9. Greef Havoc on October 6, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Ireland needs to rise up and meet the zeitgeist of their compatriots and legalise it – this is a human rights matter …. Damn the man! Nanny state perpetuates … all these fossils need to move on over PLEASE … bunch of sad old men and women, stuck in their ways – yikes …. Retire please … sucks to be so behind the western world. SHAME

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