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Vera Twomey from Aghabullogue, Co Cork, with her daughter Ava, who suffers from Dravet syndrome. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision An Irish medicinal cannabis campaigner who secured a licence for the medication for her ill daughter has been invited to the speak in the House of Commons in London today so she can explain the benefits of the alternative medicine in treating conditions such as severe epilepsy. Vera Twomey became friendly with British mother Hannah Deacon when they lived on the same street in Holland during a period where they were both “medical refugees.” Ms Twomey was in the Hague to receive medicinal cannabis for her daughter Ava, while Hannah was also in the same position with her son Alfie Dingley. Ms Twomey returned home to Aghabullogue, Co Cork with a licence but Ms Deacon and her son had to leave as they ran out of funds. Alfie (6) was on Tuesday due to become the second child with epilepsy in the UK to be granted a licence for medical cannabis. Alfie suffers up to thirty seizures a day arising out of his condition. Irish medicinal cannabis campaigner to speak before House of Commons

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