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National Day of Action Media Coverage

Updated: Aug 26, 2022

Our National Day of Action was a huge success. Patients For Safe Access held a one of a kind demonstration outside the Department of Health in Dublin to send a unified message that the MCAP program needs to be widened to secure safe access to medical cannabis for patients who could benefit from cannabinoid therapy, but currently reside outside of the restrictive conditions.

Speakers on the day included:

Alicia Maher - Spokesperson - Patients For Safe Access

Aimee Brown - Ambassador - Patients For Safe Access

Gino Kenny - TD - People Before Profit

Martin Condon - Director - Patients For Safe Access

Peter Reynolds - Cannabis Industry Council UK & Ireland

Martin O' Brien - Founder and Director - Patients For Safe Access

Ryan McHale - Ambassador representing Crainn - Patients For Safe Access

Pamela Barnes - #RyansRight campaign

PFSA National Day of Action was featured in The Irish Independent, Newstalk, Dublin Live, Roscommon Herald, Today FM, FM104, 98FM, WLR FM, Shannonside, Q102, Classic Hits 4FM

Gript Media

Should medical cannabis be used for chronic pain?

Classic Hits

Alicia Maher joins Niall Boylan on air to discuss Patients For Safe Access National Day of Action on August 23rd at the Department of Health.

‘Patients suffering chronic pain should not have to emigrate to get access to medical cannabis,’ - advocacy group urges reform

The Irish Independent

The health correspondent of the largest selling daily paper Eilish O’Regan wrote about the ‘National Day of Action’ event in The Irish Independent this morning. O’Regan quoted both Martin and Alicia and the article appeared both in print and online.

In the piece, the PFSA director Martin O’Brien said the current MCAP scheme is very limited and people in need are experiencing real suffering, forcing them to emigrate in some cases. “In spite of the evidence showing the benefits of cannabis in treating chronic pain, which so many people suffer from, the Government has slammed the door shut,” he said.

The article can be accessed online here.

Wicklow mother vows to keep fighting for medical cannabis for son’s rare cancer

Dublin Live

Pamela Barnes was featured in an article published by Dublin Live yesterday evening. Journalist Robbie Kane included quotes from Pamela, calling for expanded access and reimbursement.

The article can be accessed online here.

Aimee Brown clip calling for expanded access results in large-scale coverage

Today FM, FM104, 98FM, WLR FM, Shannonside, Q102, Classic Hits 4FM

Aimee Brown interviewed on the need for expanded access

East Coast FM

East Coast FM’s ‘The Morning Show’ featured a long interview with Aimee Brown and included details of her personal experience with medical cannabis and calls for expanded access. Brown spoke with presenter Declan Meehan.

Pamela Barnes quoted on the need for reimbursement

Red FM

Red FM featured a clip from an interview with Pamela at yesterday’s event this morning calling for reimbursement.


Lunchtime Live - Should GP's be able to prescribe cannabis?

"People from across the country have protested to get better access to medicinal cannabis. Andrea was joined by GP's and listeners to discuss what changes in legislation could mean for chronic pain suffers."

Listen to the audio here

Roscommon Herald


Read the article here

We also ran a Digivan campaign the weekend before the National Day of Action in Cork, Dublin, Waterford and Galway

This would not have been possible without our kind sponsors Patient Care Collective - Berkeley, Foxworthy Farms, and our kind donors on our GoFundMe. You can help change the future of safe access to cannabis by donating here. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will shape the future of medical cannabis in Ireland.

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