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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Cannabis

Last year
Anti-cannabis group 'only discussed language' around medical programme with junior drugs minister
The Cannabis Risk Alliance met with Frank Feighan last year.
Revenue seizes 77kgs of herbal cannabis in Rosslare search operation
The drugs were found inside a trailer which arrived from Cherbourg in France.
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.
Test action challenging ban on products containing THC opens
The chemical, Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive constituent of 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.
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.
Two arrested after Gardaí seized €127,000 of cannabis in Dublin
Gardaí searched a house in Drimnagh yesterday evening at around 7:00pm.
Herbal cannabis valued at €400,000 seized in drug smuggling probe
The seizure took place yesteday.
Cash, cannabis and millions of cigarettes seized by Revenue in Dublin
The three unrelated seizures came to a combined total value of €7 million.
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.
Gardaí discover cannabis worth over €70,000 in underground bunker in Galway
Two people were arrested at the scene.
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.
Over €200,000 worth of cannabis seized from Westmeath shed
The drugs will be sent forward for analysis.
Poll: Should the government decriminalise cannabis?
PBP plans to introduce a bill in the Dáil calling for it to be decriminalised.
'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.
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.
Ex-Garda Superintendent signs guilty plea following drug seizure
John Murphy, 61, is charged with possessing cannabis for sale or supply.
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.
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.
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.
€590,000 of suspected cannabis and cocaine seized at Cork checkpoint
A man in his late 40s has been arrested.
Man arrested after €260,000 worth of cannabis found in Co Cork
Gardaí carried out two searches yesterday evening.
Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis from Ballymun organised crime gang
A man in his 30s has been arrested.
Man arrested after cannabis worth €1.63 million seized in Dublin
The drugs were seized yesterday during the search of a vehicle.
All time
High Court challenge alleges Irish anti-drug legislation is against EU free movement of goods
The action has been brought by the owner of a shop which allegedly sells products containing traces of a cannabis related chemical.
Cannabis should be regulated, taxed and taken out of the hands of dangerous drug cartels
Dr Garrett McGovern says that regulating the drug would allow it to be researched with more accuracy and protect young people from its harms.
Revenue has seized cannabis, alcohol and cigarettes worth more than €183,000
The cannabis was disguised in packaging as coffee, clothing and custom decals.
People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows
The Global Drug Survey 2021 shows respondents in Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year.
898 people in Ireland participated in the Global Drug Survey 2021.
The survey shows respondents in Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year.
On average, respondents from Ireland felt the most regret over getting drunk this year globally, regretting it 28.4% of the time.
Two arrested after seizure of more than €1.3 million worth of cannabis in Dublin
It follows garda searches of properties in the capital last night.
Second man (40s) charged after discovery of cannabis growhouse in Sligo
Cannabis plants and a quantity of cannabis herb were seized.
Two men arrested after €1.94 million worth of herbal cannabis seized during Garda raid
The drugs were seized during a search of a premises in the Rathfeigh area of Co Meath.
Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan
The drugs were seized following the search of a house in Monaghan on Monday.
Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan
A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene
Man arrested after gardaí seize €460k worth of cannabis during stop and search of vehicle
The vehicle was stopped on the M9 motorway yesterday.
Halloween warning over dangers of cannabis jelly sweets
This year, six children under the age of ten have been hospitalised after accidentally consuming jelly sweets containing cannabis
Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis following search of stolen van
One man was arrested.
Man charged over seizure of €1.18 million of cannabis in Kilkenny
He is due to appear before a special sitting of Gorey District Court later today.
Man charged after €80k worth of cannabis herb seized during Garda raid of property in Cork
He is due to appear before Macroom District Court on Wednesday 17 November.
Two men arrested after cannabis worth €1.18 million seized in Kilkenny
Both men are detained pursuant to Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
First medicinal cannabis product to be available from October
CannEpil, a cannabidiol-based medication, is to be made available next month.