Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (263)

Gino Kenny

Ceist:

263. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Health if the medical cannabis expert reference group has concluded its report on guidelines for the proposed medical cannabis access programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40792/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Considerable progress is being made in relation to the Cannabis for Medical Use Access Programme. The Deputy will be aware that an Expert Group has drawn up clinical guidance for healthcare professionals treating patients through the Access Programme.

These clinical guidelines have been published on the Department of Health’s website, as part of a comprehensive repository of information on cannabis for medical use; including information on the licence application process, the planned access programme, the different types of cannabis products and the specified medical conditions they may be used to treat, as well as clinical guidance on its use. This information can be found at the following website address:

health.gov.ie/blog/publications/cannabis-for-medical-use.