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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would legalising cannabis work in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would legalising cannabis work in Ireland?

Canada is going for it from today.

From TheJournal.ie Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor' Legalisation

Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'

Health Minister Simon Harris said the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis will be available later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Areas with legal marijuana shops have no more crime than areas with bars Legalisation

Areas with legal marijuana shops have no more crime than areas with bars

The crime tends to be less violent.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018 Lighting Up

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018

This would make the country only the second to do so, after Uruguay.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax Legalisation This post contains a poll

Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax

The Liberal Democrats have called for cannabis to be legalised.

From TheJournal.ie Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis? Drug Use

Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea Column

Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea

Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.

From TheJournal.ie 'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women' Sex Workers

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

From TheJournal.ie Belfast City Council votes in favour of same-sex marriage Following Suit

Belfast City Council votes in favour of same-sex marriage

The vote went 38 in favour, 13 against with two abstentions.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: A history of gay rights in Ireland Big Change

Timeline: A history of gay rights in Ireland

Leo Varadkar becoming Ireland’s first openly gay minister comes 22 years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised Drugs

Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised

A new study by the European Commission has also found that use of legal highs was three times the European average.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis growers in Colorado are struggling for financing, could co-ops be the answer? Pot Banking

Cannabis growers in Colorado are struggling for financing, could co-ops be the answer?

Growing marijauna is an expensive business and banks don’t want to help.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael says 'yes' to same-sex marriage but 'no' to legalising cannabis Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Fine Gael says 'yes' to same-sex marriage but 'no' to legalising cannabis

Alan Shatter has been warmly received by delegates at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Legal recreational 'pot shops' open in Colorado Legalisation

Legal recreational 'pot shops' open in Colorado

Business owners opened their doors to shoppers at 8am, with 25 pot shops in eight towns opening today.

From TheJournal.ie Uruguay world's first country to legalise marijuana trade Uruguay

Uruguay world's first country to legalise marijuana trade

Growing, selling, distribution and possession are now all legal within the South American nation’s borders.

From TheJournal.ie FG TD slams Technical Group for facilitating debate on Ming's Cannabis Bill Cannabis Regulation Bill

FG TD slams Technical Group for facilitating debate on Ming's Cannabis Bill

But one independent TD said we should not be afraid of “mature debate” on a bill that proposes the legalise and regulate the sale of cannabis in Ireland.

Bressie clarifies 'legalisation of cannabis' comments

Niall Breslin has said that comments he made in a Hot Press interview have been “twisted”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Prohibiting drugs hasn’t worked – so why are we still trying? Opinion

Column: Prohibiting drugs hasn’t worked – so why are we still trying?

Making drugs illegal has done little but enrich criminals and sow violence. We need a proper debate on legalisation – and soon, writes Danny Kushlick.

From TheJournal.ie Luke 'Ming' Flanagan wears hemp suit in the Dáil High Fashion

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan wears hemp suit in the Dáil

The TD had the suit specially made by Louis Copeland to highlight the ten year anniversary of his cannabis crusade.