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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Cannabis

Last year
2022
# Gardaí
Cannabis worth €2.4 million seized after gardaí intercept two vehicles in Dublin
Gardaí searched a residential premises in Dublin’s south inner city and a business premises in west Dublin.
# Cannabis
Three arrested after €950,000 worth of cannabis seized in Galway
Two men (both in their 40s) and one woman (aged in her 30s) were arrested at the scene.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the possession of cannabis for personal use be decriminalised?
A Bill is being brought before the Dáil to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use.
Voices
Gino Kenny: It's time to decriminalise the possession of cannabis for personal use
The People Before Profit TD says his bill will provide a stepping stone to a more progressive drugs policy in Ireland.
# Drug bust
Over 118kgs of herbal cannabis valued at €2.4 million seized in North Dublin
The search took place at a commercial premises and was carried out by Revenue and Gardaí.
# Courts
Polish man sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for transporting over €1.5m worth of cannabis
The court heard that Revenue officials were informed of goods being transported from Malaga in Spain to Ireland.
# Legislation
Bill to be introduced that would legalise personal use of cannabis
It’s set to be introduced by People Before Profit, but would have to get Dáil approval to progress.
# Germany
Germany agrees plan to legalise recreational cannabis
Germany is to allow the domestic production of cannabis by licensed businesses, as well as allowing adults to keep up to three plants for their own supply.
# Rosslare
Man arrested after €765,000 worth of cannabis found in spare tyre
Revenue made use of a mobile X-ray scanner and were assisted by detective dog Jasper.
# Cannabis
‘No plans’ to change classification of cannabis to Class A drug in UK, says No 10
There have been reports suggesting the UK Home Secretary was open to a tougher stance on cannabis.
# Balbriggan
Man arrested after herbal cannabis worth €226,000 seized in north Dublin
Revenue officers seized 11.3kg worth of herbal cannabis in the Balbriggan area.
# Belfast
PSNI arrest man and seize €34k of cannabis in UVF drug dealing investigation
A PSNI detective said buying drugs put money ‘straight into the hands of paramilitaries’.
# Drugs
Two men arrested after €465,000 cannabis drug seizure at Galway growhouse
They have since been charged and are due before Ballinasloe District Court this morning.
# Gardaí
Cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy worth over €120k seized in Waterford
Two men and a woman, all in their twenties, were arrested at the scene
# operation tara
€300,000 worth of cannabis seized in Tipperary and Carlow
Two men were arrested by gardaí.
# operation tara
Gardaí seize over €500,000 of cannabis from Tipperary growhouse
No arrests have been made.
# Cannabis Risk Alliance
Anti-cannabis group 'only discussed language' around medical programme with junior drugs minister
The Cannabis Risk Alliance met with Frank Feighan last year.
# Rosslare
Revenue seizes 77kgs of herbal cannabis in Rosslare search operation
The drugs were found inside a trailer which arrived from Cherbourg in France.
# Cannabis Risk Alliance
Anti-cannabis group met privately with drugs minister to discuss possible RSA-style ad campaign
The Cannabis Risk Alliance met Frank Feighan in January last year.
The Cannabis Risk Alliance told Frank Feighan last year that there should be "full transparency" around lobbyists and advocates, Stephen McDermott writes.
However, a loophole in lobbying laws mean the group's communications with the Government do not themselves have to be recorded.
Activists have questioned why the group had access to Feighan when those advocating for a different approach have found access more difficult.
# Cannabis
Test action challenging ban on products containing THC opens
The chemical, Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive constituent of cannabis.
# Cannabis
Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee
Dr Garrett McGovern believes Ireland should take a health-led approach to drugs and decriminalise personal use.
# Ballyhale
Two arrested as €6.9 million worth of cannabis seized in Kilkenny
Searches were carried out as part of an operation targeting transnational drug trafficking networks.
# operation tara
Two arrested after Gardaí seized €127,000 of cannabis in Dublin
Gardaí searched a house in Drimnagh yesterday evening at around 7:00pm.
# Smuggling
Herbal cannabis valued at €400,000 seized in drug smuggling probe
The seizure took place yesteday.
# holy smokes
Cash, cannabis and millions of cigarettes seized by Revenue in Dublin
The three unrelated seizures came to a combined total value of €7 million.
# Laois
Three men to appear in court after gardaí seize drugs worth €90,000 in Portlaoise
The men, two aged in their late teens and one aged in his early 20s, were arrested on Tuesday night.
# Drugs
Gardaí discover cannabis worth over €70,000 in underground bunker in Galway
Two people were arrested at the scene.
# Drogheda
Two men remanded in custody over €2 million cannabis seizure in Louth
The men are to appear at Dundalk District Court via videolink on Wednesday next.
# tyrellspass
Over €200,000 worth of cannabis seized from Westmeath shed
The drugs will be sent forward for analysis.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the government decriminalise cannabis?
PBP plans to introduce a bill in the Dáil calling for it to be decriminalised.
# Drugs
'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis
Four years ago the Green Party favoured the establishment of Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland.
# Castleblayney
Man arrested and €580K worth of cannabis seized in Co Monaghan
A man aged in his 60s is to appear before a sitting of Monaghan District Court tomorrow.
# Court
Ex-Garda Superintendent signs guilty plea following drug seizure
John Murphy, 61, is charged with possessing cannabis for sale or supply.
# Customs
Man arrested and €157,600 of suspected cannabis seized in organised crime investigation
The operation was part of investigations into suspected organised crime in Artane.
# Food Safety
Dozens of cannabis-derived products recalled since 2021, with newer CBD items seen as 'problematic'
CBD oil and hemp whiskey are among products which have been recalled.
The FSAI has so far issued recalls on 90 different CBD products since 2019, Stephen McDermott writes.
The authority has found many products containing THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
Affected products include CBD oil, CBD paste, hemp juice powder, hemp tea, food supplements and even hemp whiskey and gin.
# ballyfin
Man (40s) charged in connection with seizure of €250,000 worth of drugs in Laois
Two searches took place in the vicinity of Ballyfin in Co Laois.
# Drugs Seizure
€590,000 of suspected cannabis and cocaine seized at Cork checkpoint
A man in his late 40s has been arrested.
# Ballincollig
Man arrested after €260,000 worth of cannabis found in Co Cork
Gardaí carried out two searches yesterday evening.
# Seizure
Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis from Ballymun organised crime gang
A man in his 30s has been arrested.
# Clondalkin
Man arrested after cannabis worth €1.63 million seized in Dublin
The drugs were seized yesterday during the search of a vehicle.