Tom Curran is a prominent medicinal cannabis activist in Ireland, a cause that became close to his heart supporting his partner Marie Fleming through multiple sclerosis.
Marie had struggled to manage the excruciating muscle spasms commonly experienced in MS, and when she finally tried cannabis, it was the only thing that brought her relief.
At the time, both Tom and Marie were known in Ireland for their battle to change in the law on assisted dying, and it was after Marie's death that Tom publicly spoke about growing Marie's cannabis medicine.
Tom is founding member of the Irish Medicinal Cannabis Council and is director of Exit International, an organisation that campaigns for and provides information about assisted dying.
Marie's book 'An Act of Love'