2 August 2016
Trinity Summit Set to Shape the Future of Cannabis in Ireland
This September,Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, will host the inaugural Trinity Summit. Comprised of four panels and themes – science, government/policy, campaigning, and business – the summit will bring together experts on medical cannabis from all over the world to discuss the major developments of the past decade, and to plan ways forward from here.
“The first Western scientific article on cannabis-based medicine was published by Irish-born Sir William O’Shaughnessy in 1837. Almost 180 years later “the country of Saints and Scholars” hosts cannabinoid research in four of its universities, signifying a place for scientific discovery and leading academic thought.
So says Graham de Barra, director of Help Not Harm Ireland, the drug policy reform organisation he co-founded with Paul Birch (founder of Bebo), which has been featured on RTÉ Radio One, Today FM, thejournal.ie, Newstalk and RTÉ 2 documentary “Reality Bites”. “The aim,” he says, “is to make this the most global cannabis event in the world, by putting the focus on diversity.”