Upfront State Payment For Medical Cannabis On Cards As Minister Asks Officials To Explore Options

A move to ease financial pressures on people faced with significant bills for using a Dutch medical cannabis product has been warmly welcomed by a patients’ advocate.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has asked his officials to find a way to ensure patients will no longer need to pay upfront for the medication Bedrocan.

Vera Twomey, whose daughter Ava has been prescribed Bedrocan, said she and her husband had to pay €9,500 every three months which was reimbursed within five weeks. It was a financial strain to ensure they had €9,500 every three months.

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