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Are the opinions of young people in Ireland changing? Are they choosing dry herb over alcohol?

on Oct 15, 2018

The Emerald Isle known for its fields of green (grass), poets, the harp, pints of Guinness and seshing a bit too much. Ireland has the second highest consumption of alcohol per capita in the world, which is truly astonishing but comes as no surprise. Inhabitants of the Irish nation are no stranger to alcohol – in 2014 more than half 54% of 18-24-year olds were deemed as harmful drinkers which equates to 1.35 million harmful drinkers in Ireland – so, yeah, a stranger we are not. But what is our relationship with dry herb? A substance that is rarely spoken of in relation to the Irish people. Dry Herb and Ireland Dry herb in Ireland is currently heavily controlled and mandated under... Read more »

Is the decriminalisation of cannabis under construction?

on Aug 10, 2018

Talks of decriminalisation has been at the forefront of drug reform for years now in Ireland. After the news broke that Canada MP’s voted in favour of legislation to legalise the once controlled substance. The Cannabis Act C-45 details that cannabis is free to consume medically, recreationally and bought legally from appropriately licensed stores across the country. Legislation of the drug was a 2015 campaign promise by Trudeau. The legality of cannabis has been a discussion in Ireland for many years but when fellow friend and PM Justin Trudeau announced cannabis will become fully legal in Canada come October, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says the move to decriminalise cannabis is ‘under construction’ when he spoke at the British-Irish Council in Guernsey.... Read more »