Ireland Legalizes all drugs for 24 hours

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  1. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    On accident of course.

    Ireland has accidentally legalised ecstasy, ketamine and crystal meth for one day only

    Ecstasy, ketamine, and hundreds of other drugs are currently legal in Ireland for one day only thanks to an accidental loophole in the law, The Journal reports.

    Ireland's 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act was found unconstitutional by the Irish Court of Appeal on Tuesday morning — meaning that the drugs currently prohibited in it are legal.

    Drugs that are currently legal in Ireland reportedly include ecstasy, crystal meth and ketamine. So-called 'legal highs' are also no longer prohibited, along with more than 100 other drugs, according to News Talk.

    Heroin, cocaine and cannabis are not affected.

    The Irish government is now preparing emergency legislation to fix this loophole. But despite sitting late tonight to do so, the law "can only take effect on the day after its signed into law," according to The Journal, meaning ecstasy will remain legal in Ireland until 12AM Thursday at the earliest.

    The Irish government has released a statement admitting that while it "does not affect existing laws regarding the supply, possession or sale" of heroin, cocaine and cannabis, "it does affect the possession of certain newer psychoative substances."

    Opportunistic drug dealers should still be wary, however. "We are advised that the sale and supply of psychoative substances remains an offence under existing legislation," the statement adds.

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  2. Bamaboy

    Bamaboy Member

    And to think so many American's want to be more European when they can always just get on a boat,airplane or mail themselves over there and never come back!
    Not a lawyer but if a law is found to be illegal then anyone charged under it is infact not guilt as they didn't break any law.

  3. SteveC

    SteveC Member

    From what they are saying it appears that possession would not be a crime but laws against sale and supply are still in effect. Guess you can own it but not sell it (at least temporarily).
  4. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    But that doesn't make as scary a headline.

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