Minister for Health announces developments to Medical Cannabis Access Programme, increasing availability and benefiting eligible patients around Ireland

Medical consultants can now make application to register for MCAP

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The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, is pleased to announce that the Medical Cannabis Access Programme (MCAP) is now open for medical consultants to make an application for themselves and their patients to be registered for the programme.

Registration by consultants and their patients on the Cannabis for Medical Use Register, to be operated by the HSE, is required for the prescribing of cannabis-based products under the MCAP. This is a further important step in the ongoing roll out of the MCAP in Ireland.

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Source:, July 19th 2021. Accessed on July 22nd 2021