Weekly Roundup: July 19th

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 Monday it emerged that a Vietnamese couple trafficked to Ireland to cultivate cannabis had their sentences reduced on appeal

On Monday it emerged that the United States are seeking to extradite a Wicklow man who was the administrator of the Silk Road website

On Tuesday it was reported an Enniscorthy man was denied bail having been accused of trying to smuggle cannabis into Northern Ireland

On Tuesday it emerged that the sales figures for cannabis in Washington stood at €240 million, with €64 million going to the government in the form of taxes

On Tuesday it was reported that a man who claimed he grew eight plants to ease severe headaches has been released on bail

On Wednesday it was reported that 1kg of cannabis worth €20,000 was seized in Cork

On Thursday it was reported that a man who stabbed a 15 year old boy over a €250 cannabis debt has been sentenced to eight years in prison

On Thursday it was reported that a Cork based community group believe that drug users need treatment and not prison

On Friday it emerged that a woman in court for cannabis cultivation had her case adjourned until September

On Friday it was reported that cannabis could help fractured bones to heal


Articles

 

This week I published two articles.

The first was on the dangers of synthetic cannabis after it was linked to two deaths. The second article looked at the case of Eanna Ó Cochláin who was sentenced to 12 years in the Philippines for 0.3g of cannabis

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