Tag Archives: Marijuana


Last night.

Dublin Port.

Revenue officers seized 36kgs of cannabis herb and 6kg of cannabis resin concealed within a furniture consignment from Spain with a street value estimated to be somewhere in the gajillions.

The streets are a little safer this morning.


Irish-made stocking fillers to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’


Phoenix Park.

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.

The deal that legislative leaders brokered with NY Governor Andrew Cuomo calls for a 13% sales tax, 9% of which would go to the state and 4% to the localities Distributors additionally would collect an excise tax of as much as 3 cents per milligram of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, with a sliding scale based on the type of product and its potency.

The governor’s office estimates that a legal cannabis program could pull in about $350 million a year once fully implemented.

New York Reaches a Deal to Legalize Recreational Marijuana (New York Times)

Illustration vie News Buds

‘Revellers’ celebrate 420 on Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 last year

This afternoon.

Via RTÉ:

People caught with a small amount of cannabis for personal use from today can now avoid a criminal conviction if they admit the offence and accept an adult caution.

The gardaí announced today that the offence is one of four which have been approved for the adult cautioning scheme by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

It is the first time a drugs offence can be deemed not to be a criminal offence.

The Adult Cautioning Scheme allows a person who has made a mistake to avoid a criminal conviction.


Adult cautions to be issued for minor cannabis possession offences (RTÉ)

Pic: Johnny Keenan

A nicely baked short by Matthew Salton – and all true for all you know. To wit:

In 1968 Patty was a flight attendant, who realised she could smuggle prime pot in from Jamaica with relative ease, given her line of work. She is 77 years old now, and this is her version of what happened.


A midnight ‘Bud Drop’ in Toronto to celebrate the passing of laws allowing recreational cannabis use in Canada

Canada has became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric, and present the nation with its biggest public policy challenge in decades.

Across  the country, government-run stores were preparing to greet consumers, who will be able to choose among pre-rolled joints, fresh or dried marijuana flowers and cannabis oil — all of which are permitted under the new federal law.

Canada Makes Marijuana Legal, and a National Experiment Begins (New York Times)

Canada legalises marijuana for recreational use (RTÉ)

Pic: Getty



Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 3.5kgs of cannabis resin – with a “street value of €21,000” – in a parcel which originated in Thailand.

Reefer madness foiled again.



Are you pro-plant or anti-leaf?

Broadsheet on the Telly ‘Reefer Special’ will be held on Thursday live on the site, on April 20 at 11.45.

If you have strong views on the ‘erb and would like to take part please send short bio to Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked Reefer Special.

Amsterdam-based participants welcome.

Previously: Broadsheet on the Telly on Broadsheet

Posters via Mashable


This morning.

Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Dr Catherine Jacobson (top), director of clinical research at Tilray, and Dr Arno Hazekamp, Chief Scientist at Bedrocan (second pic) address the Global Medical Cannabis Summit about the innovations and developments that are “changing the trajectory of this global debate” on the legalisation of the ‘erb.


Last night: Give Weed A Chance

Thanks Nial N