Tuesday 12 December 2017

A nice idea – and you know it'll never happen

Weed save a fortune: Ming Flanagan wants the Government to legalise cannabis
Weed save a fortune: Ming Flanagan wants the Government to legalise cannabis
Acting the maggot: Russell Brand

Well, another day another debate about drugs. And, Ireland being Ireland, another debate about drugs that immediately descends into the kind of hallucinatory silliness you'd normally associate with a hit of particularly strong acid.

Luke Ming Flanagan's suggestion last week that this country legalise cannabis and save €300m in the process has been greeted with derision in some quarters and, let's be honest, that should hardly come as much of a surprise.

But the thing is – and I don't derive any great satisfaction from publicly admitting this – he is probably right, if even for the wrong reasons.

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