Irish healthcare Firm Discusses Cannabis Collective for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Like other countries worldwide marijuana cannabis is being legalized in many European Union countries. Unfortunately Ireland is lagging in this regard. Dr. James Linden, the managing director of a Dublin-based research firm called GreenLight Health has been examining the medical marijuana benefits and particularly as it relates to multiple sclerosis patients. 176 years ago Irish Doctor William Brooke O’Shaughnessy lead the initiative in researching the medical benefits of cannabis drugs. Now, Dr. Linden is reigniting this research to help thousands of patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis. A cannabis collective, a place that provides medical marijuana to those who don’t grow or have their own supply, will be a source for multiple sclerosis patients.

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Unfortunately, cannabis collective facilities are not yet readily available for patients in Ireland. Using marijuana in Ireland could mean a criminal record. Persons could also be required to pay a fine of 2,700 Euros and possible a prison sentence of up to 12 months. Other countries such as United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Austria and France have legalized marijuana cannabis for medical purposes. They have allowed cannabinoid type treatments to be used in their health system. On the other hand, in Ireland, legalization was to have been drafted in 2013 to allow for the selling of medical cannabis, however, it has not gone any further. According to Dr. Linden, it is a grey area on whether he would need a change in the law to produce cannabis medicine in Ireland. He can get a license to grow marijuana for research. However, a cannabis collective and selling it would make that grey area somewhat darker.

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Cannabis Collective for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Though research is continuing to uncover the how medical cannabis can help treat multiple sclerosis patients, according to Dr. Linden “cannabis gives relief from some of the symptoms of MS which are muscle plasticity which helps prevent inflammation and it helps the joints from stiffening.” Dr. Linden also says that cannabis could do more for MS patients, this can only be uncovered through more extensive research. The laws and regulations against marijuana would have to change to make way for this research to take place without any limiting restrictions.

As more research takes place, the benefits marijuana cannabis will more likely increase. Medically we are still only in the early stages of discovering the many medical marijuana benefits. Marijuana treatment is used for other illnesses and diseases such as diabetes, anti-aging, anxiety and there’s even marijuana cancer treatment. Medical dispensary, online medical dispensary and cannabis collective businesses will make cannabis medical treatment more easily available to patients. First the laws will have to make way for cannabis, but in time it will no longer pose a problem.

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Comments (11)

  1. Avatar for mike mike April 9, 2015 / 4:28 pm / Reply

    Great new for the advancement of Medical Marijuana. Thanks for sharing. This website is incredible

  2. Avatar for Run for Fun Run for Fun April 9, 2015 / 5:03 pm / Reply

    This website is awesome! Thanks for sharing the great news! I have heard great things about medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

  3. Avatar for Mindy Mindy April 11, 2015 / 10:21 pm / Reply

    This is fantastic news, I have a friend with MS and she really benefits from Medical Marijuana. Thanks for sharing

  4. Avatar for Tim Tim April 12, 2015 / 12:49 am / Reply

    The benefits are undeniable.

  5. Avatar for Run for Fun Run for Fun April 12, 2015 / 4:19 am / Reply

    Right on Tim, the benefits are undeniable

  6. Avatar for james james April 12, 2015 / 7:15 pm / Reply

    Tangible and intangible benefit can be taken from the medical marijuana. It should be legalized ..

  7. Avatar for John John April 12, 2015 / 11:00 pm / Reply

    I’m actually really surprised to read this. This is fascinatingly awesome and really good news for MS patients, good stuff

  8. Avatar for Dr. Feldman Dr. Feldman April 13, 2015 / 12:51 am / Reply

    I’m very happy to hear this news from across the world. Great stuff

  9. Avatar for B David B David April 14, 2015 / 3:57 am / Reply

    Wow, I didn’t know Marijuana was such a breakthrough drug for Multiple Sclerosis patients.

  10. Avatar for Lauren Lauren April 15, 2015 / 1:47 am / Reply

    Ok, well, I guess there are some valid medical reasons to smoke pot. This article has made me take a different perspective on “Medical Marijuana”

  11. Avatar for Aoron Smith Aoron Smith April 15, 2015 / 7:20 am / Reply

    For the medical treatment you can use it for various purposes. Thanks for awesome posts 🙂

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