There will be many flippant comments about the Government's decision to go ahead with the introduction of medicinal cannabis for use in certain circumstances but that will not diminish the real benefit that it will have for many people. Unlike regular cannabis, medicinal cannabis is manufactured so that it does not give a high but works on pain alone and is also particularly good for treating those with severe epilepsy. It will be some time before medicinal cannabis is available in Ireland but the fact that it is coming can only be good news.
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Attack in LondonThe recent Islamist terror attack in London is the latest reminder that the extremists have not gone away and have not given up. As one commentator succinctly put it the weapons at the man's disposal, a car and a knife, are the sort of implements that everyone in the country has access to. In that context it is becoming much clearer that it is the environments in which these people are allowed to grow and develop their warped ideologies that are the most pressing areas of concern when it …