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Ireland Moves To Decriminalize Most Drugs

In a speech on drug addiction yesterday, Ireland’s Drug Strategy Minister unveiled a sweeping new approach to the way the country deals with drug use. Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said, “I am firmly of the view that there needs to be a cultural shift in how we regard substance misuse if we are to break this cycle and make a serious attempt to tackle drug and alcohol addiction,” adding his desire to remove the “stigma” of abuse. He went on to say, “This will be a wider discussion under the next government but once people get their head around the ... Read more