Fweed (Public Affairs, Regulatory and Legal Advice Service for the Hemp Industry) writes:
If Ireland legalised cannabis, we could create ads like this one (above), and generate lots of jobs…
A hydroponic grow house in Donegal, where approximately 800 cannabis plants and 30 kilos of cannabs ‘erb were seized.The find followed searches of lands and a premises at Carrickboy, Ballyshannon [home of the folk festival *winks*), Co Donegal.
Gardai estimate a ‘street’ value of 1.2 bajillion (pending analysis).
That street is now safe.
Go about your business.
Newly appointed junior health minister Aodhan Ó Ríordáin’s first task?
To ‘consider’ decriminalising the ‘erb.
Not leglisalising it mind.
A stoner speaks:
Sadly not the same thing by a long chalk, compadré, if you’ve ever been in Portugal. The purchaser is untroubled but the seller (with his pitiful few nodges) is harrassed beyond endurance, The supply dries up, the price goes through the roof, the quality diminishes and anarchy ensues….
At the going down of the sun.
And in the morning.
We will remember him/her.
The giggling fool.
At the touch of a button.
A dude demonstrates the security measures on the first functional ZaZZZ Marijuana Vending Machine at Herbal Elements in Eagle-Vail Colorado.
Bodger must never see this.
A clear headed documentary on cannabis in Ireland.
Featuring Limerick physician William O’Shaugnessy, discoverer of the medical properties of cannabis, Mr Nice, Mr Ming, Prof Crown, addiction counsellors and a covert mildly paranoia-inducing visit to a grow house.
Maker Paul Roban writes:
The intention of this documentary is to explore the role of cannabis in 21st Century Ireland, not least due to growing usage within the mainstream, but also because of our failure to prevent its distribution. For this reason, we need to question the resources ploughed into the ‘war on drugs’ and whether both the time and manpower called upon is justifiable when it appears that all other progressive nations are either entirely decriminalising cannabis or relaxing their laws on its possession.
(Made before the Summer cabinet reshuffle while Alan Shatter was Justice Minister, James Reilly was Health and Ming was in the Dáil)
Thanks 41st Shade
“Dr Barry [head of the department of public health in Trinity College Dublin] said the study appeared to confirm earlier findings about the harm associated with cannabis use and its role as a gateway drug. “
Kevin C writes:
“The report is about very heavy use during puberty and of course does nothing to prove that marijuana is a ‘gateway drug’ but don’t let that get in the way of the ‘Reefer Madness’….” Interesting to see this strange and inconclusive report made the FRONT page of the Irish Times today – under the U2 and Apple love in. Drugs bad Bono/Apple good kids. Mmkay.”
“To recap: Pat Rabbitte, Ruairi Quinn, Eamon Gilmore, Deputy Hogan and Jimmy Deenihan all gone from Cabinet.
Paschal Donohoe, Heather Humphreys, Alan Kelly, Jan O’Sullivan and Alex White all appointed to Cabinet.”
Jan O’Sullivan will become Minister for Education, Alex White will be the new Minister for Communications, Energy and and Natural Resources, Charlie Flanagan takes over at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Alan Kelly will become Minister for the Environment.
James Reilly moves to Children and Youth Affairs, while Leo Varadkar replaces him as Minister for Health.
Heather Humphreys will replace Jimmy Deenihan at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Pic Jonathan Healy
The new cabinet
calculating their pensions assemble in the chamber.
(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall ireland)