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# Cannabis

Last month
November 2023
Irish society 'hates heroin users': Former minister hits out at drugs policy
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says Ireland needs to reevaluate its attitude to people with addiction issues.
€660,000 worth of cannabis seized from passenger at Dublin Airport
A search of the man’s baggage revealed 33 kilos of the drug.
Gardaí seize €2 million worth of cocaine as well as firearms and cannabis in series of raids
Four men were arrested in relation to drug trafficking and were detained at Garda stations in Dublin and Meath.
This year
Cannabis herb worth €3.7m seized in Dublin Airport after Canada cargo flight
The drugs were marked as ‘Work Shoes’ and ‘Spray Overalls’.
51kg of cannabis herb found in bag search of passengers arriving from the US
The drugs are estimated to be worth over €1m
Garda pleads not guilty to stealing €70 worth of cannabis from colleague's locker
The garda faces four charges relating to the damage to the locker and the possession of the cannabis.
Chief Medical Officer says level of cannabis use in Ireland is ‘of great concern’
The Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs Use is meeting to consider a broad range of perspectives on prevention.
Man arrested after €100k of cannabis and replica guns seized from Dublin home
Drug paraphernalia and a decommissioned firearm were also seized from the property.
Woman arrested at airport over cannabis seizure thought she was transporting handbags, court hears
Garda Tom McLoughlin alleged the accused had two suitcases and there was a “deliberate attempt to conceal 37kg of cannabis”.
Herbal cannabis and suspected ketamine worth €1.3 million seized at Dublin Airport
The drugs were seized as part of two separate intelligence-led operations on Saturday.
Gardaí seize over a million euro worth of cannabis
The seizure is part of an ongoing operation targeting the drug trade in the Dublin area.
Man in his sixties charged in relation to 100 kg cannabis seizure at Dublin port
The haul’s estimated value is €2 million.
Gardaí and Revenue seize €2 million worth of cannabis at Dublin port in joint operation
The seizure of 100 kg of herbal cannabis took place yesterday and involved the use of Revenue’s x-ray scanner and the help of detector dog Alfie.
Germany approves plan to legalise cannabis sale and usage
The legislation would allow adults to possess up to 25 grams of cannabis and grow up to three plants for personal use.
Man (20s) arrested after €700,000 worth of herbal cannabis seized at Dublin Airport
Revenue officers made the discovery after searching the baggage of a passenger who had disembarked a flight from Canada.
Man refused bail over €340k cannabis seizure at Dublin Airport after flight from LA
A garda told the court that customs officers detected the drugs in a suitcase, and she alleged the accused was ‘caught red-handed’.
Man charged after seizure of €760k worth of cannabis hash and herb in South Dublin
The raid took place yesterday and targeted members of an organised crime operation in Dublin.
Cocaine and cannabis with €2.1m euros seized in Kildare and Westmeath
The operation targeted transnational organised crime and led to the arrest of five men and one woman.
Ava Barry, the daughter of medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey, has died aged 13
Ava’s mother Vera Twomey caught the nation’s attention during a two-and a-half year campaign to secure medical cannabis to treat her daughter.
'It was just a job': Man remanded in custody after €2.8m cannabis haul at Dublin Port
The judge remanded him in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on Thursday.
Man (40s) arrested after herbal cannabis worth over €1 million seized in Dublin
The seizure was made as part of a joint operation between An Garda Síochána and Revenue.
Three arrested as 360k worth of cannabis seized in north Dublin
A man and woman in their 30s were arrested by Gardaí today, while a man in his 20s was arrested on Wednesday.
Man executed in Singapore for co-ordinating 1kg delivery of cannabis
Tangaraju Suppiah, 46, was sentenced to death in 2018 for abetting the trafficking of one kilogram of cannabis.
Two men arrested following discovery of suspected cannabis grow house in Mayo
Cannabis plants with an estimated value of €432,800 were seized during the search.
Man arrested at Dublin Airport with €544,000 worth of cannabis in his luggage
During the course of the search approximately 27kg of suspected cannabis was found.
Man arrested and over €100,000 of cannabis seized in Waterford
A man in his 30s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently held at a Garda station in Co. Waterford.
Man due in court following seizure of €1.1 million worth of cannabis in Co Kildare
He is due to appear before Naas District Court at 10.30am today.
Man jailed for eight and half years for torturing neighbour he thought had stolen his drugs
When the victim managed to call 999, Gardaí discovered cannabis to the value of €27,968 in the man’s Dublin flat.
Two men charged in connection with €2.4 million worth of cannabis seized in Dublin
The seizure was made after two vehicles and a home were searched.
Cannabis to be banned on streets of Amsterdam's red light district
If the latest restrictions fail to have the desired effect authorities warn they will extend them to coffee shop terraces.
Citizens' Assembly on drugs expected to begin before summer
The Taoiseach said that a report by the Oireachtas Justice Committee would help set the terms of reference.
Last year
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.