Tag: Ireland

Ireland Government Approves a Nine-Month Delay on Cannabis Legalization Vote

February 3, 2024 · High Times

The Irish government has delayed on discussing a bill that would legalize cannabis possession for nine months. A report submitted by the Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs Use completed its review of Ireland’s current drug policies in October 2023, and released a final report on Jan. 25, which includes 36 recommendations for prioritizing marginalized groups and communities, focusing on prevention and recovery, and more. On Jan. 24, 2024, one day prior to the release of the report, Taoiseach (TD) Leo Varadkar (who… Read more.

As Irish Lawmakers Prepare To Debate Marijuana Bill, Prime Minister Pledges To Examine Drug Decriminalization As Recommended By Citizen Commission

January 26, 2024 · Marijuana Moment

Ahead of a hearing on a bill to legalize marijuana possession in Ireland, a government-appointed citizen commission has released a report formalizing recommendations to stop criminalizing people over drugs—a policy position that the country’s prime minister says holds merit. About three months after the Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs Use completed their review of Ireland’s drug laws and voted to recommend broad decriminalization and implementing harm reduction programs, the panel’s official report was published on Thursday, and the country’s taoiseach (the equivalent… Read more.

Ireland’s First Cannabis Clinic Opens Four Years After Medical Program Launches

November 6, 2023 · High Times

Medicann is launching the first medical cannabis clinic in Ireland and is immediately accepting patients who believe they may be eligible for treatment, according to a news release. The clinic will cover “all conditions treatable with medicinal cannabis,” not limited to those recognized by Ireland’s Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme. Currently, there are three qualifying conditions included under the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme: spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis, intractable nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and severe treatment-resistant epilepsy. A Step Forward for… Read more.

Irish Citizens Panel Votes To Recommend Decriminalizing Drug Possession, But Marijuana Legalization Falls One Vote Short

October 24, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

After months of meetings and consideration, a group of 99 Irish citizens selected by the government to weigh in on the nation’s drug policy has voted to recommend decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of currently illicit substances and adopting a public health approach to the issue. The panel also narrowly voted against endorsing the legalization and regulation of marijuana, however. The Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs Use posted summaries of 36 policy recommendations online Monday following the body’s final meeting… Read more.