Thursday, 7 November 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh (Atógáil) - Questions on Promised Legislation (Resumed)
Simon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
As recently as yesterday, I signed a ministerial licence to grant cannabis to somebody. One needs a doctor to recommend it. The ministerial licence scheme is in place today. In my tenure as Minister for Health, I have signed well more than 20 licences for that. As to when the products will become available for the new compassionate access programme, six products have applied to the Health Products Regulatory Authority. Two of them are almost ready and I expect products to start flowing from that by the end of the year.