Trolls target medicinal cannabis mum

Campaigner won legalisation battle

11th August, 2019
Vera Twomey and her daughter Ava, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy Picture: Provision

Medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey has revealed that internet trolls accused her of “imagining” her daughter’s serious illness.

In a new book, she describes the battle to get access to medicinal cannabis for her daughter Ava, aged nine, who has a rare form of epilepsy. It eventually led to access to medicinal cannabis being legalised in this country.

Twomey said there were people on Facebook who said that she was imagining...

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