In an announcement made by the health minister in Ireland, it looks like more than four-leaf clovers might start to represent the luck of the Irish. Simon Harris, the Irish Minister for Health, made comments about the possibility of having Irish farmers grow cannabis for medical use in Ireland.
The Irish Farmers Association is Totally Game
The Irish Farmers Association picked up on this right away and are willing to meet with Simon Harris to discuss this potentially lucrative option. A plan to utilize a supply of Irish produced medical cannabis to help treat patients with conditions like multiple sclerosis and those going through chemotherapy was formulated about two years ago by the Irish government.
Delay of Plans Have Been in the Way of Medicine for Patients
This plan has seen delays due to legalities and quality issues with a supplier willing to export cannabis to Ireland. Instead of spending all that time and money figuring out ways to import cannabis it looks like Ireland is considering just doing it themselves. The Health Minister seems to be an educated individual that not only can read but can also comprehend. Having Irish Farmers produce medical cannabis for the government there only makes sense. Not only does cannabis produce a high-quality medicine but varieties of cannabis such as hemp have unusual properties at repairing soil through phytoremediation.
Could Draconian Prohibition Soon Come to an End in Ireland?
Currently, Ireland is right up there with 20 states in America that are still supporting draconian cannabis prohibition. Cannabis is a plant that was utilized medicinally and recreationally globally for thousands of years. It wasn’t until the early 1900s when factories and the modernization of the world started to happen that evil individuals with private agendas started marijuana prohibition. Harry J Anslinger is one of those evil individuals.
When you look at why and how cannabis prohibition began it’s evident that it was an attack upon African, Irish, Chinese, and other immigrants in America at the time. Sadly, many other countries joined America’s failed war on drugs. Fortunately, many of these countries are changing their outdated draconian views on this subject. Instead, they are choosing to make positive changes to their cannabis-related laws and allow residents of their countries to have a safe and natural alternative to potentially harmful and deadly pharmaceuticals.