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Irish Health Dept hopes to bring legislative proposals to allow cannabis-based medicine

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The Department of Health has said it hopes to bring forward legislative proposals later this year, or early in 2013, to allow cannabis-based medicinal products to be prescribed in Ireland.

The Department said that notwithstanding the reluctance to loosen current controls on cannabis generally, its expert clinical advice is that the cannabis-based drug Sativex, "is a valid treatment option".

Man wins appeal after controversial judge comments

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A MAN who pleaded guilty to a drugs offence has had his conviction quashed and been released from prison because of controversial comments made by a judge at his trial.

Outspoken judge Sean MacBride -- who has previously described himself as the "Dirty Harry" of the Irish judicial system -- was accused of "exceeding his jurisdiction" during the sentencing hearing of Kevin Murphy at Cavan District Court last April.