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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Legalise

All time
# Buenos Aires
Argentina takes a massive step towards legalised abortions
The debate has divided Argentine society.
Voices
Ming Flanagan: 'Our Minister for Health is like the God of the Old Testament - mean'
The Minister for Health has published a report announcing the programme for cannabis-based treatments. It doesn’t go far enough, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.
# medicinal use
'Cancer can take such a toll. Cannabis has helped me. It picks me up'
A terminally ill cancer patient, who has self-treated with cannabis, says legislation must pass in Ireland.
# Legalise
'Its like getting to know a new part of our daughter': Cannabis bill passes first stage
People with debilitating diseases and injuries can have their chronic pain soothed through the use of a mix of cannabis medications.
Voices
Medicinal cannabis: 'It's magic. I now swim three times a week and can take steps in the water'
This evening the Dáil is debating the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
# Legalise
'It's time we got on with it': Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it's a runner
The bill, which is due to be debated on this Thursday, aims to regulate use of cannabis for medical purposes.
# high expectations
'Cannabis social clubs would be a major win for parents': Push for legalisation continues
Health Minister Simon Harris is currently seeking advice on medicinal cannabis.
# help my mam
Son of woman suffering with chronic pain to hold vigil in bid to legalise cannabis
The man has been campaigning for the legalisation of cannabis for the past number of years;.
# Marijuana
'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use?
This week, Bríd Smith tabled a Bill calling for the use of cannabis to be permitted for sufferers of illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.
# big discussion
Australia might get to vote on same-sex marriage - on one condition
It all depends on the next parliament.
# i do
Senator Katherine Zappone proposed to her partner today (and she wasn't the only one)
There were emotional scenes at Dublin Castle today.
# Protest
Luke Ming Flanagan: I'm still smoking cannabis... but not in Ireland
The independent TD is bringing forward a bill to legalise the drug later this year and will speak at the seventh annual Legalise Cannabis Ireland protest in Dublin later today.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Marijuana
Washington lights up as marijuana legalised
Midnight pot parties were reported across the US state as the new law came into force.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland move to legalise marijuana?
It may happen in a number of American states. Would you like to see it here?
# Guatemala
Guatemalan President's call for legalisation of drugs criticised
The new president of the country took office in January and has been speaking out about discussing the decriminalisation of drugs in Central America.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…