Ireland to ‘Decriminalise’ Small Amounts of Drugs, Including Heroin, Cocaine and Cannabis, for Personal Use

Minister also announced intention to implement ‘injection rooms’ in Dublin for addicts
Ireland will move towards decriminalising substances including heroin, cocaine and cannabis as part of a “radical cultural shift”, the country’s drugs minister has said.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the chief of Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy, told a lecture at the London School of Economics on Monday that drug users will be able to inject in specially designated rooms in Dublin from next year.

The minister said attitudes to drugs needed to move away from shaming addicts to helping them and emphasised there was a difference between legalisation and decriminalisation.

– Read the entire article at The Independent.