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# legalisation

This year
Opinion: We as legislators must be brave and make difficult decisions regarding drug laws
Fianna Fáil’s Paul McAuliffe says we cannot consider drug laws without understanding the trauma behind drug use.
# drugs policy
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
# 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.
# 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.
All time
# Euthanasia
3 in 5 people in Ireland support the legalisation of euthanasia
Vicky Phelan has told the Irish Mail on Sunday that she is in favour of euthanasia.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support the legalisation of euthanasia in Ireland?
Yesterday, New Zealand lawmakers voted in favour of making euthanasia legal.
# Your Say
Poll: Would legalising cannabis work in Ireland?
Canada is going for it from today.
# legalisation
Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'
Health Minister Simon Harris said the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis will be available later this year.
# legalisation
Areas with legal marijuana shops have no more crime than areas with bars
The crime tends to be less violent.
# lighting up
Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018
This would make the country only the second to do so, after Uruguay.
# legalisation
Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax
The Liberal Democrats have called for cannabis to be legalised.
# Drug use
Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?
Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?
Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea
Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.
# Sex Workers
'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'
An expert has proposed the controversial idea.
# following suit
Belfast City Council votes in favour of same-sex marriage
The vote went 38 in favour, 13 against with two abstentions.
# big change
Timeline: A history of gay rights in Ireland
Leo Varadkar becoming Ireland’s first openly gay minister comes 22 years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.
# Drugs
Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised
A new study by the European Commission has also found that use of legal highs was three times the European average.
# pot banking
Cannabis growers in Colorado are struggling for financing, could co-ops be the answer?
Growing marijauna is an expensive business and banks don’t want to help.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Fine Gael says 'yes' to same-sex marriage but 'no' to legalising cannabis
Alan Shatter has been warmly received by delegates at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin today.
# legalisation
Legal recreational 'pot shops' open in Colorado
Business owners opened their doors to shoppers at 8am, with 25 pot shops in eight towns opening today.
# Uruguay
Uruguay world's first country to legalise marijuana trade
Growing, selling, distribution and possession are now all legal within the South American nation’s borders.
# Cannabis Regulation Bill
FG TD slams Technical Group for facilitating debate on Ming's Cannabis Bill
But one independent TD said we should not be afraid of “mature debate” on a bill that proposes the legalise and regulate the sale of cannabis in Ireland.
# Bressie
Bressie clarifies 'legalisation of cannabis' comments
Niall Breslin has said that comments he made in a Hot Press interview have been “twisted”.
Column: Prohibiting drugs hasn’t worked – so why are we still trying?
Making drugs illegal has done little but enrich criminals and sow violence. We need a proper debate on legalisation – and soon, writes Danny Kushlick.
# high fashion
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan wears hemp suit in the Dáil
The TD had the suit specially made by Louis Copeland to highlight the ten year anniversary of his cannabis crusade.