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Fweed writes:

Every campaign must have simple and effective message. We want the Irish Government to regulate cannabis for medical and adult use. We liked the repeal sweatshirts so much, we decided to create our own…

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This afternoon (approx 4.20).

Garden of Remembrance, Dublin 1

Pot exponents mark 420 with a pipe and a gentle demo called ‘Clouds In The Garden’ in favour of the legalisation of cannabis on medical and craic grounds.

Earlier Broadsheet on the Telly on Pot NIGHT

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

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Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan

The Green Party have called for the decriminalisation of drug use and the legalisation of cannabis for medical use among their recommendations to the Government’s new National Drugs Strategy. The public consultation closed on the new strategy closed yesterday.

Speaking in support of the submission, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said:

“Opportunities for open consultation on government policy are very welcome, particularly when it comes to matters as important as our National Drugs Strategy, and we’re glad that the Government sought submissions on this issue. There has to be an acceptance that the current situation in Ireland is not working for anyone, and that a new National Drugs Strategy presents an opportunity to change this…

Green Party call for decriminalising drug use and legalising medical use of cannabis (Green Party)

Thanks Jonathan Victory

Rollingnews.ie

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Splutter!

Presumptive Fine Gael leader Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald ‘listening’ to former Us Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (on stage, above) at the US Democrat Party Convention in Philadelphia and beset by ‘erb propaganda online.

Frances Fitzgerald

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UCD Students’ Union last night voted against a motion (above) supporting the legislation of marijuana in Ireland

Bummer.

Donie Sullivan writes:

Students in University College Dublin (UCD) against a motion supporting the legislation of marijuana in Ireland. A conservative bunch in the UCDSU. if they’re like this in their early twenties what will they be like in 20 years time? What is the world coming to?

00093842-642[The new cabinet queuing for the Dáil this afternoon]

“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.”

Cabinet Reshuffle: Live Blog (RTE)

Update:

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

Inside…

The new cabinet calculating their pensions assemble in the chamber.

(RTE)

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“Now ask yourself this question: which is worse, downing nine pints, eating a kebab and waking up the next morning feeling so close to God you hope he will take you to Elysium, or smoking a joint in the comfort of your own home while watching The Matrix, fiercely believing your are Keanu Reeves charged with saving the Trinity, Zion and all of its inhabitants.”

 

You decide.

Meanwhile…

 

“…Should we consider the mature approach adopted by the Dutch? Their policy is unique in that it is underpinned by the idea that every person can decide about matters concerning your own health. True democracy at work if you ask me. “

Alan Cantwell in today’s Irish Daily Mail (not available online)

Fight!