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# misuse of drugs act

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# Injecting Centres
A series of setbacks means Dublin probably won't be getting supervised injecting centres any time soon
The centres have been a part of government drug policy for a number of years.
# misuse of drugs act
The government just outlawed four popular 'designer' drugs
Drugs including ‘Blow’, ‘Hammer Head’ and ‘Magic crystals’ have all been banned.
# supervised injecting centres
'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'
An Oireachtas Health Committee is hearing submissions in relation to medically supervised injecting centres.
# misuse of drugs act
Banned: The government is about to make some benzos and other prescription drugs illegal
The Misuse of Drugs Bill 2016 passed through the Dáil yesterday.
# got da moves
Richard Boyd Barrett has just 'dabbed' in the Dáil
The Dún Laoghaire TD was making a point about listening to young people.
# zimmos
Health Minister moves to make 'Z-drugs' a controlled substance in the wake of gangland murders
The prescription sleeping pills. which are abused by heroin addicts, are extremely dangerous, he says.
# signs of withdrawal
Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?
A new Misuse of Drugs Bill brought to government this week contains no mention of the centres.
# loophole or no loophole
"Business as usual": If gardaí find you with drugs, you'll be prosecuted
It’s probably best not to take any chances.
# medical marijuana
Government examining whether to approve cannabis-based drug
Minister Róisín Shortall has said the Department of Health is looking at the issues involved in controlling the sale of medical marijuana products.