Discussing the “lack of availability of cannabis” in Ireland, and how there are no plans for recreational use, Harris said on the show:
“This is not about the recreational use and people smoking joints.
“This is about using in a controlled way, in a monitored way, with the support of your clinician, a product that could ease your pain and suffering after you’ve tried all the conventional treatments.
“This is a major priority for me and I really want to see this happen in 2019.
“I think it could be an opportunity for Irish farmers in due course.
“Does it make sense to grow your own in Ireland rather than be dependent on importing a product? I think, quite frankly, it does.”