Connect with us
Advertising
Advertising

International

Ireland: People Before Profit wants to change legislation to allow adult use of cannabis

Published

em

The Dáil Éireann, or Irish Assembly, in Dublin. Photo: DR | sunday times

The Irish political party People Before Profit will present within two weeks a bill that intends to change the current legislation on the possession of cannabis, the "Law on Misuse of Drugs", advanced the report. The Journal<img draggable="false" role="img" class="emoji" alt="" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/svg/1f1e7-1f1f7.svg"> Despite being relatively simple, the proposal envisages legalizing the possession of up to 7 grams of cannabis, but will still have to pass approval by the Dáil, the Irish Assembly or Lower House, which is made up of 160 members. 

According to statements by People Before Profit deputy, Gino Kenny, to The Journal, the bill aims to end the criminalization of cannabis for personal use. “People Before Profit wants full regulation, but this is a stepping stone to that. This bill will make it legal for anyone to possess up to 7 grams of cannabis.”

The bill is quite succinct and does not yet make reference to the cultivation of cannabis.
Gino Kenny explained that, for now, the bill will test the government in terms of a health-led harm reduction approach, citing the examples of Malta or Luxembourg. “It is legally permissible to present this bill under European law,” he said, adding that the time has come to have a discussion on drug reform in Ireland, particularly on personal use. “The only impediment is that the government can try to block it from now on, but we hope to have a good discussion on the matter”, commented the deputy to the Irish newspaper.

Click here to comment
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline feedback
View all comments
Advertising
Advertising

See the Documentary "Patients"

Documentary Patients Laura Ramos help us grow

Mais recentes

International1 hours ago

High Tide and Sanity Group join forces for legalization in Germany

High Tide Inc., a Canadian company specializing in the distribution of accessories for smokers and products related to smoking...

International1 hours ago

Switzerland starts legal cannabis sales with transparency-focused tracking software

After 6 months of delay, Switzerland is ready to make history with the legal sale of cannabis in the country,...

International1 hours ago

Argentina creates Regulatory Agency for the Hemp Industry and Medicinal Cannabis

Argentina has taken a bold step towards becoming a major player in the global cannabis market by...

International2 days ago

How will cannabis associations work in Malta?

The Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis (ARUC), the Maltese body with responsibility for regulating the legal and recreational industry...

corporations2 days ago

Organigram notified by Nasdaq for failing minimum trading amount

Organigram Holdings Inc. was notified by Nasdaq that it will have until next July to reach the...

Hemp3 days ago

USA: FDA refuses to regulate CBD due to safety concerns

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected starting the process of regulating CBD in food products, as it did not consider...

International3 days ago

Hong Kong: CBD ban takes effect on February 1, with millionaire fines and life sentences

Hong Kong will officially classify Cannabidiol (CBD) as a “dangerous drug” starting this Wednesday, February 1st, and...

International6 days ago

Japan takes steps to legalize medical cannabis

The government of Japan is considering a revision of its Cannabis Control Law, which would allow the use...

press releases1 weeks ago

US: Curaleaf shuts down operations in California, Colorado and Oregon

Curaleaf Holdings today announced in a press release the proactive closure of most of its operations in California, Colorado...

corporations1 weeks ago

Bedrocan expands medical cannabis production to Denmark

Dutch medical cannabis producer Bedrocan is opening a new facility in Denmark to meet demand...