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Column: It’s time to tax and regulate marijuana sale in Ireland
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Column: It’s time to tax and regulate marijuana sale in Ireland

Aug 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 87 Views 210 Comments

Uruguay is legalising the cultivation, sale and possession of marijuana. Why? Because the ‘war on drugs’ doesn’t protect the public, it it only lines the pockets of criminals. Ireland should follow Uruguay’s lead, writes Aaron McKenna.

Uruguay's plan to legalise marijuana moves a step closer
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Uruguay's plan to legalise marijuana moves a step closer

Aug 1st 2013, 10:48 AM 5,680 Views 72 Comments

President Jose Mujica says that the move is necessary as an alternative in the war on drugs.

Poll: Should we legalise cannabis?
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Poll: Should we legalise cannabis?

Jun 15th 2013, 9:53 AM 90,154 Views 418 Comments

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan is working on a bill that would allow people to both buy it and grow it themselves. Would you support this?

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jun 9th 2013, 10:00 AM 8,437 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Maastricht cannabis cafés flouting drug tourist ban
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Maastricht cannabis cafés flouting drug tourist ban

Jun 8th 2013, 10:30 AM 8,602 Views 23 Comments

Authorities are struggling to enforce new law which bans sale of marijuana to foreigners.

Irish smoke as much marijuana as the Dutch
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Irish smoke as much marijuana as the Dutch

May 28th 2013, 1:42 PM 29,683 Views 197 Comments

Irish and Dutch roll together when it comes to Cannabis use.

Drugged Spiders Spinning Webs Archive Experiment of the Day
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Drugged Spiders Spinning Webs Archive Experiment of the Day

May 6th 2013, 9:45 AM 20,117 Views 30 Comments

This is what happens to their spinning skills when they light up a doobie.

How you get high: What marijuana does to your brain
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How you get high: What marijuana does to your brain

Apr 27th 2013, 5:00 PM 33,583 Views 127 Comments

Leave aside the legal/illegal debate right now – if you do smoke weed, do you know exactly how it works on the body?

Pic: Two arrested after cannabis plants worth €2.5m seized
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Pic: Two arrested after cannabis plants worth €2.5m seized

Apr 20th 2013, 3:36 PM 14,572 Views 60 Comments

The 3,000 plants were seized following the planned search of a business premises in Tuam, Co Galway.

£100,000 worth of cannabis plants seized in Belfast
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£100,000 worth of cannabis plants seized in Belfast

Apr 9th 2013, 4:33 PM 3,524 Views 24 Comments

Police have urged the public and landlords in particular to be vigilant and have issued guidelines on spotting cannabis factories.

Lisa McInerney: Misinformation made Bressie's drugs comments front-page news
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Lisa McInerney: Misinformation made Bressie's drugs comments front-page news

Apr 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 78 Views 68 Comments

But the misinformation wasn’t coming from The Voice judge, writes Lisa McInerney, it is coming from his critics – and it’s why young people disregard them.

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Several to appear in court following South East drug seizure

Mar 30th 2013, 12:03 PM 3,978 Views 15 Comments

Six people were arrested yesterday after plan searches in the south east region returned a seizure of cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €750,000.

US gardening coaches giving marijuana-growing lessons
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US gardening coaches giving marijuana-growing lessons

Mar 2nd 2013, 8:45 AM 5,246 Views 20 Comments

Marijuana 101′ classes taking off in Colorado and Washington states, where the drug has been legalised for recreational use.

'Marijuana cannon' used to fire drugs over US border seized in Mexico
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'Marijuana cannon' used to fire drugs over US border seized in Mexico

Feb 28th 2013, 1:08 PM 10,504 Views 25 Comments

Border police seized the device made of plastic pipe and metal.

POT: A history of marijuana
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POT: A history of marijuana

Dec 23rd 2012, 8:30 AM 9,366 Views 26 Comments

Washington State and Colorado in the US voted to legalise the drug’s use last month – but what happened in the States before pot went ‘proper’?

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
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Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

Dec 10th 2012, 2:15 PM 5,087 Views 43 Comments

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.

Washington lights up as marijuana legalised
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Washington lights up as marijuana legalised

Dec 7th 2012, 3:08 PM 12,874 Views 112 Comments

Midnight pot parties were reported across the US state as the new law came into force.

So, Chris Brown likes to smoke weed and take pictures
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So, Chris Brown likes to smoke weed and take pictures

Dec 4th 2012, 5:51 PM 4,941 Views 2 Comments

Is it any wonder he was keen to get out of Dublin?

Uruguay congress considers same-sex marriage law
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Uruguay congress considers same-sex marriage law

Nov 14th 2012, 8:26 PM 3,668 Views 15 Comments

The Latin American country is considering a new law to give same-sex couples all the same rights and responsibilities of heterosexual married couples.

Two states vote to legalise gay marriage - while two more say Yes to marijuana
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Two states vote to legalise gay marriage - while two more say Yes to marijuana

Nov 7th 2012, 11:57 AM 9,209 Views 36 Comments

Maine and Maryland became the first US states to approve gay marriage by popular vote.

Poll: Should Ireland move to legalise marijuana?
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Poll: Should Ireland move to legalise marijuana?

Nov 7th 2012, 10:07 AM 34,683 Views 293 Comments

It may happen in a number of American states. Would you like to see it here?

Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry
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Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry

Nov 3rd 2012, 12:35 PM 21,631 Views 59 Comments

The medical cannabis industry is expanding in Israel – fuelled by medical research, government encouragement, and liberal religious and secular attitudes.

Smoking cannabis as a teenager lowers IQ - study
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Smoking cannabis as a teenager lowers IQ - study

Aug 28th 2012, 4:02 PM 5,237 Views 73 Comments

Habitually smoking cannabis as a teenager, when the brain is undergoing critical development, may have an adverse impact on IQ levels.

Snoop Dogg detained in Norway with marijuana and cash
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Snoop Dogg detained in Norway with marijuana and cash

Jun 28th 2012, 8:19 PM 7,865 Views 45 Comments

The rapper was on his way to a music festival when he was stopped by customs officials.

Uruguay’s answer to drug problem: Nationalise the marijuana industry
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Uruguay’s answer to drug problem: Nationalise the marijuana industry

Jun 22nd 2012, 3:06 PM 4,789 Views 49 Comments

Observers will watch the South American state closely, as it looks to take a novel approach to regulating drug usage.

Ban on tourists buying cannabis officially begins in Netherlands
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Ban on tourists buying cannabis officially begins in Netherlands

May 1st 2012, 7:08 PM 6,858 Views 31 Comments

But many coffee shops have already revealed plans to flout the legal measures.

Poll: Should tourists be allowed to buy cannabis in the Netherlands?
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Poll: Should tourists be allowed to buy cannabis in the Netherlands?

Apr 28th 2012, 12:05 PM 5,839 Views 96 Comments

New laws will stop tourists from buying marijuana – is this the right move?

Dutch uphold ban on foreigners buying cannabis
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Dutch uphold ban on foreigners buying cannabis

Apr 28th 2012, 7:25 AM 4,549 Views 37 Comments

A Dutch judge has upheld a government plan to ban foreign tourists from buying marijuana by introducing a “weed pass” available only to Dutch citizens and permanent residents.

Netherlands to decide today on café ban for foreigners
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Netherlands to decide today on café ban for foreigners

Apr 27th 2012, 7:59 AM 7,029 Views 63 Comments

Under the ban, foreigners will not be able to access the country’s cannabis cafés.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 10th 2012, 8:07 PM 5,264 Views 1 Comment

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Family of Trayvon Martin blame police for leaks over controversial case
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Family of Trayvon Martin blame police for leaks over controversial case

Mar 27th 2012, 9:06 AM 3,050 Views 12 Comments

The mother of a slain Florida teenager believes leaks about her son’s marijuana possession are an attempt to demonise him as the controversial case rumbles on.

Off the record: the biggest sports stories you might have missed this weekend
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Off the record: the biggest sports stories you might have missed this weekend

Jan 16th 2012, 5:06 PM 905 Views 0 Comments

Excitable commentators, amazing waves, and how to turn your dustpan into a putter.

Every shares the lead in Hawaii with golfing Everyman
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Every shares the lead in Hawaii with golfing Everyman

Jan 15th 2012, 12:29 PM 228 Views 0 Comments

Matt Every – who has generated some controversy this week – will play the final round of the 2012 Sony Open in the company of Jeff Maggert, a man nearly two decades his senior.

Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage
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Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage

Oct 10th 2011, 9:39 AM 1,199 Views 10 Comments

‘Pothead’ range, which campaigners say trivialise illegal drug use, is in 1,000 US stores.

Dutch city bans foreign tourists from cannabis coffee shops
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Dutch city bans foreign tourists from cannabis coffee shops

Oct 1st 2011, 4:02 PM 10,100 Views 14 Comments

The city of Maastricht has implemented the ban to show the government that a nationwide restriction on foreign tourists won’t work.

NBA star implicated in marijuana robbery and beating of drug dealer
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NBA star implicated in marijuana robbery and beating of drug dealer

Aug 24th 2011, 3:06 PM 288 Views 2 Comments

Tourbled Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has been accused of “snatching” a drug dealer’s marijuana and allowing his friends to beat the man with pool cues.

Extreme doping: 4 cases of drug-taking run wild
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Extreme doping: 4 cases of drug-taking run wild

Jul 12th 2011, 8:14 PM 836 Views 0 Comments

This year’s Tour has just clocked its first positive test and what better way to mark it than by remembering some of the sporting world’s most outrageous examples of extra-legal supplement-taking. Testosterone never seemed so pedestrian!

Elderly couple accidentally sent $10,000 of high-grade marijuana
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Elderly couple accidentally sent $10,000 of high-grade marijuana

Apr 25th 2011, 6:12 PM 2,481 Views 0 Comments

A couple receive a package but don’t know the recipient’s name – and leave 2.2kg of drugs sitting on their doorstep for days.

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Government may move to allow prescribed cannabis into Ireland