Monday 20 November 2017

It's better to grow your own dope than pay for gangland bullets

The green light: Ten European countries and over half the states in the US have made medicinal marijuana legal
The green light: Ten European countries and over half the states in the US have made medicinal marijuana legal
People Before Profit's Gino Kenny
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

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.

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