Ireland: Police back Proposal Decriminalising Possession of Heroin, Cocaine and Cannabis

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin proposed a ‘massive cultural shift’ in moving towards decriminalising possession of small quantities of certain narcotics

Police officers in Ireland have backed a proposal to decriminalise the possession of heroin, cocaine and cannabis for personal use no longer.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, chief of Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy, said Ireland will move towards decriminalising possession of small quantities of certain narcotics as part of a “radical cultural shift”.

He argued attitudes to drugs must move away from shaming users and instead focus on helping them.

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