Ireland to Consider Decriminalising Marijuana

Ireland this week appointed a new Minister of State with Responsibility for Drug Strategy, and his first task will be to examine whether drug laws need to be relaxed.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin will raise the issue in the Dáil as the current National Drugs Strategy expires next year.

“I believe someone who has an addiction issue should be dealt with through the health system and not the criminal justice system,” echoing the sentiments of Barack Obama.

– Read the entire article at The Independent.