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Possession of ecstasy, magic mushrooms, so called head shop drugs and other new psychoactive drugs is legal for the next 24 hours following a decision by the Court of Appeal today.
The sale, supply or importation of such drugs is still illegal and the Government is introducing legislation over the next 24 hours to deal with the situation.
The outcome of this case does not affect existing laws regarding the supply, possession or sale of older drugs such as heroin, coc aine or cannabis. Today's case dealt with the powers of the Government to control substances which are harmful to human health under Section 2 (2) of the Act of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977.
A spokesman for the Department of Health has said that existing convictions stand and that the only convictions affected are those currently in train.
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar earlier said each case would be looked at individually and that that is a matter for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
He said an appeal was under consideration by the Governme
They could settle wars with this If only they will imagine the worlds leaders on pills then imagine the morning after,wars causing disaster Don't talk to me I don't know ya, but this ain't tomorrow And for now I still love ya
originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: Psynic
What's the big deal? Thousands die of alcohol, and there'd be much less fighting if more people were MDMA'd up.
Good decision if you ask me, but hey, I was a 90's raver.
originally posted by: crazyewok
Sure they may be handful of deaths but Hopefully it will stop the influx of "legal" highs that are far far far more dangerous even if it is for a day
originally posted by: PorteurDeMort
a reply to: SecretKnowledge
Even if it remained legal permanently, it wouldn't make life as a dealer any easier. The IRA hates drug dealers and they have a nasty habit of knee capping or straight up killing those they can't persuade into stopping their sales.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
As someone who dabbles in DJ'ing electronic music (house/trance/ect) -- I know where all the big named DJs will be playing (along with Ibiza) now...
Sennheiser is an Irish company, they make some of the best headphones for DJing out there -- I know I love my HD-25 II's. When I saw "Made in Ireland" on them, I was a little more than surprised, as I've never owned anything made from there before.
One thing I'll say about the Irish -- they make awesome headphones.
originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
a reply to: PorteurDeMort
Thats in Northern Ireland.
This is in the Republic of Ireland and the 'RA dont kneecap or murder dealers down south.
Much and all as i'd like them to...