It's better to grow your own dope than pay for gangland bullets
Let's be honest for once - the war on drugs has been lost. It was neither winnable nor justifiable in the first place, but it managed to cause a hell of a lot of collateral damage. Now it's a case of organising a sensible truce.
That the Dáil devoted some of its time to debating the issue of medicinal marijuana on Thursday is certainly a sign that common sense is finally beginning to make an appearance. But it's still just a smokescreen.
The debate, sparked by People Before Profit's Gino Kenny, will largely involve pushing an already open door.