Market Date:27 May, 2020

Ireland Approves Two Canadian Companies To Provide Medical Cannabis

Two Canadian businesses are accepted as the first providers to the newly launched medical cannabis application in Ireland.

The Irish authorities signed off to the launching of its own wing pilot in June, and today Aurora and MGC Pharmaceuticals were chosen to supply its first cannabis medication.

below the scheme advisers can prescribe to patients with spasticity, associated with multiple sclerosis, chemotherapy-related intractable nausea and treatment-resistant epilepsy. The 2 goods are Aurora High CBD Oil Drops and CannEpil, both are CBD based medications together with the latter being used in the treatment of epilepsy.

Weeks To Wait

But similar to its U.K. neighbor there’ll be a time-lag of weeks involving medication and receipt of this medication. The Irish Journal reports that under the strategy that the 2 businesses need to make an application for a license to deliver the item into Ireland for supply. 

CannEpil is a product which ‘has been years in the making’, and has been released into the marketplace in 2017, states Roby Zomer, Executive Director and CEO in MGC.  Dr Shane Morris, Chief Product Officer in Aurora stated: “We are very proud to be one of the first approved suppliers of medical cannabis…and will continue to work closely with all parties and state agencies to facilitate further availability.”

The Medical Cannabis accessibility Programme was signed in to legislation in June this year, from the Minister for Health in Ireland, Simon Harris. 

80,000 Brand New Jobs

Mr Harris said at the time that the application would enable ‘compassionate access to cannabis for medical reasons’ in cases where conventional treatment has failed. The Irish Government says it needs to promote the evolution of a home-grown cannabis farming and hemp sector stating that it the potential to produce over 80,000 projects.

Meanwhile, a third Canadian firm Province Brands of Canada, has appointed Irish beverages distributor Barry & Fitzwilliam, as its supply partner to deliver its  non-alcoholic CBD beer into the Irish customer.

Barry & Fitzwilliam is Ireland’s largest independent beverages distributor, along with the new venture is anticipated to start supplying CBD-infused, barley-based, carbonated drinks across Ireland in February 2020.