Johnny Keenan writes:
A turnout of over 500 cannabis activists embarked on Phoenix Park on Saturdayto highlight the plight of medical cannabis patients like Alicia Maher (top), who is forced to live in Spain in order to access her medical cannabis.
Hundreds enjoyed each others company while respecting social distancing. Gardai mingled among happy adults who were partaking of the ‘erb. A protest march with a gardai escort did a loop from Wellington Monument down to the court house and up the hill. A good number of country folk made it up to the big shmoke for the day.
More major smoke ups are planned all over the country in order to hit home the fact that cannabis users are not criminals. Whether they use medicinally or for adult use.
Major Smoke-Ups (Facebook)
Patients For Safe Access (Facebook)
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
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
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.
UCD Students’ Union last night voted against a motion (above) supporting the legislation of marijuana in Ireland
Donie Sullivan writes:
[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)
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.
And single people generally.
Married people have each other.
“Finally, a campaign I can get behind. (Cork st, Dublin 8)”