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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Weed

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# Weed
US House of Representatives approves bill to decriminalise cannabis at federal level
The bill, which passed 228-164, will now go to the Republican-controlled Senate.
# Weed
US state of New Jersey votes to legalise recreational marijuana
It is the 12th state in the US to do so.
# pushers
Drug-dealing rickshaw drivers are stashing socks full of cocaine and pills around Dublin streets
Cannabis, ketamine, cocaine and ecstasy tablets were part of a particular find on Friday.
# pesky weeds
Dublin City Council to spend half a million euro on a 'weed control service'
“Total weed control” is required on the 1,051km of road and 94km of laneways under the remit of the council.
# need for weed
Cannabis is legal across Canada from today and 109 stores are opening immediately
Medical marijuana dispensaries are already common in parts of the country.
# Canada
Canadian MPs vote to legalise cannabis for recreational use
Legalising weed was a 2015 campaign promise of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
# Road Trip
Elderly couple said $330,000-worth of marijuana was for Christmas presents
Patrick and Barbara Jiron brought 27kg of marijuana on a cross-country road trip in the US.
# medical issues
Switzerland is selling legal cannabis that contains potential health benefits but without the high
“With this stuff, I feel the same relaxation as before, but since there is no high, I can still get things done and play with my kids.”
# to be blunt
These three Irish mams trying weed for the first time in Amsterdam is a joyous thing
“There’s a funny taste off it… you know the sage stuff you put in chicken”
# Moving Forward
Cannabis users to be fined as Israel approves partial decriminalisation of drug
First time users will now be hit with a €255 fine instead of a conviction.
# hollyweed
A prankster made some slight changes to the Hollywood sign overnight
It now reads Hollyweed, after the state passed a vote with legalised the recreational use of marijuana.
# pot tarts
Police in US warn people against accidentally eating cannabis-infused sweets
‘Which gummy bears are infused with marijuana?’
# Moate
Two women detained as Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of cannabis
A search of a rural dwelling found a highly sophisticated grow house featuring cannabis plants in various stages of growth.
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
Man sentenced to two years for slashing ex-girlfriend's brother with a kitchen knife
Christopher Byrne (29) of Coolock, Dublin was acting under a “cloud of anger” when he left the teenager in a pool of blood.
# Weed
Weed makes you less likely to feel rewards
It suggests the drug “hijacks” the rewards system.
# stoner sloth
Ad makers defend anti-marijuana campaign after ridicule
A host of parody videos have been doing the rounds.
# freeing the weed?
'I found that nothing worked, except cannabis': Who are Ireland's marijuana users?
Users tell about their experiences.
# Stung rapid
New York's police chief fulfilled every weed-smoker's worst nightmare this week
Bill Bratton grabbed a joint off a schoolgirl on the street, and threw it in a sewer. Could you imagine?
# leafy suburb
A hidden 'forest of cannabis' was found in London
There were around 150 plants in total.
# Michigan
Man jailed for trying to sell dirty socks as weed
As you do.
# blazing squad
9 favourite activities people do when they're stoned
Because they got high, because they got high…
Skunk is becoming more and more of a problem in Ireland - it is not 'simply cannabis'
Immediate action is needed to tackle the issue, drug campaigners say.
# stench
Seth Rogen responded brilliantly to an article that claimed his pot was stinking out the place
Not happy at all.
# Munchies
Ben & Jerry's might start selling cannabis-infused ice cream
The duo said they’re all for combining peoples’ pleasures.
# Your Say
Poll: Have your views on cannabis legalisation changed?
A number of countries have decriminalised cannabis in the past year.
# Fashion Police
Singer hits back after E! host says dreadlocks could 'smell of weed'
Guiliana Rancic made the comments on E!’s Fashion Police show.
# Busted
Police catch cannabis growers after spotting snow-free roof
Growing more than five plants is illegal in the Netherlands.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: A dating app for weed smokers, self-driving cabs and Irish YouTube porn
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Weed
All this man does is smoke weed... and appear on the news
Hey, at least he’s honest.
# Munchies
This video of three adorable grannies smoking weed for the first time is going mega viral
“I would do it again.”
# 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.
# Drugs
Regular marijuana use is "bad for teens' brains"
That is the opinion of the American Psychological Association.
# toking the piss
Men pulled over with marijuana plant sticking out of window
High stakes.
# Weed
New app delivers medical marijuana to customer's door in 10 minutes
A new service is delivering cannabis to the people of San Francisco in less time than it takes to order a pizza.
# Australia
This lovely flower is getting sheep high...and then killing them
The Darling Pea is not so darling… it gets the sheep star gazing and spaced out but eventually kills them.
# Legalised
The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and body
While there are recreational uses and recognised medical applications of the drug, it can also be damaging to our bodies and minds.
# just being miley
Miley Cyrus smoked a spliff on stage at the MTV EMAs last night
Or at least it certainly looks like she did.
# Busted
Police reply to man looking for a spliff on Twitter
He wasn’t serious though…seriously.
# the science bit
How you get high: What marijuana does to your brain
Leave aside the legal/illegal debate right now – if you do smoke weed, do you know exactly how it works on the body?
# Bressie
Bressie clarifies 'legalisation of cannabis' comments
Niall Breslin has said that comments he made in a Hot Press interview have been “twisted”.