Weekly Roundup: December 21st 2014

HERB BUST
Co. Clare seizure

 

Hello and welcome to the weekly roundup where each Sunday we look back at some of the news items making the headlines over the past seven days.

On Tuesday it was reported that a Dublin man holding €12,000 worth of cannabis to repay a drug debt avoided a jail sentence.

Also on Tuesday it was reported that a judge told Chinese men involved in cannabis growing to leave Ireland.

On Tuesday it was also announced that plans are being drawn up for the first ever medically-supervised drug injection centre in Ireland.

On Wednesday it was reported that a cannabis e-cigarette is launching in Britain. It does not contain THC, but does contain five per cent cannabidiol, meaning users will supposedly get similar feelings to smoking cannabis without the psychoactive effects. 

On Wednesday it was reported that children with severe epilepsy could be helped by a new treatment derived from the cannabis plant which is to be tested in the UK.

On Friday it was reported that €680,000 worth of cannabis herb was seized in Co Clare.

Today it was reported that three men were arrested after cannabis worth €25k was found in a car on the Malahide road in Dublin.

Activism News:

On Monday it was announced that NUI Galway Students for Sensible Drug Policy are working on a Students Union referendum on cannabis legalisation.

Yesterday NORML Ireland did their first public information stall in Galway, they distributed leaflets and gathered some signatures for the NUIG Students’ Union referendum on cannabis legalisation.

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