A woman who has been campaigning for the use of medicinal marijuana has been topped by customs in Dublin airport, after attempting to bring cannabis home for her sick daughter.
Custom officials confiscated THC cannabis oil from Vera Twomey, following an hour of questioning after she landed.
Vera, who is a mum-of-one, went to Barcelona to get the cannabis oil, because it is illegal here. Vera's seven year old daughter, Ava, has a rare form of epilepsy and suffers from aggressive seizures.
Vera told reporters: ''I'm not going to come into Dublin Airport like a sleeveen with something to be ashamed of. I have nothing to be ashamed of.''
Last month, Vera walked from her home city of Cork to Dublin in order to highlight her daughter’s need for medicinal marijuana.
The mum's request was denied because Ava's consultant did not sign off on the prescription, which resulted in Vera travelling to Spain with two TD's to acquire the drug.
Vera said the customs officials who questioned her lovely, and seemed to know about her daughter and her families plight. According to 98fm, "it's understood customs will now analyse the drug and it's unclear what will happen after that."
TD for People Before Profit Gino Kenny said: ''I'm very proud of what Vera did today. She did nothing wrong. She went over to get medicine for her daughter and if that's illegal - well then the law is a joke.''