Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A "Radical Cultural Shift" in Ireland

Ireland Might "Decriminalize" Cannabis, Cocaine & Heroin

The Drug Minister in Ireland, recently stated that Ireland will decriminalize substances like marijuana, heroin and cocaine, as part of their new "Radical Cultural Shift".

According to Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, who is the chief of Ireland's National Drugs Strategy, stated that people who consume the drugs mentioned above, will have the opportunity to assist to special designated rooms around Dublin, where they will be able to inject themselves or consume marijuana or cocaine. 

The minister believes that the attitude towards these drugs needs to be forgotten, as we should not look at addicts as bad people and he also talked about the difference in decriminalization and legalization.  

It would still be a crime to sell any of these substances and make a profit from the, but people who consume these substances, will not be penalized or criminalized for their addictions.  

Ó Ríordáin said, "I am firmly of the view that there needs to be a cultural shift in how we regards substance misuse, if we are to break this cycle and make a serious attempt to tackle drug and alcohol addiction."

Unfortunately, the decriminalization of marijuana in Ireland, will have to wait until next year, as a new government will be in power, but they still have the same ideas on this new "Radical Cultural Shift".

The United Nations Calls For Worldwide Decriminalization

It was this past October 19, when the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, made a call for all countries to decriminalize marijuana and other substances,but the report was supposedly withdrawn, because there were some allegations by the representatives of one country.

Hopefully this report from the United Nations will soon be a reality and encourage governments around the world to decriminalize cannabis.  

Ireland is already on its way and so are Canada, Mexico and the UK.  This is only proof that the decriminalization, legalization and regulation of marijuana is right around the corner.  

Please remember to share and like this blog post, so that more people can read about the new "Radical Cultural Shift" in Ireland and to promote the decriminalization of cannabis worldwide.  

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