Ireland Wants To Legalize Heroin & Cocaine

Ireland has moved towards the decriminalization of specific drugs, which include cannabis, cocaine and heroin.

The ‘radical cultural shift’ was publicized on Monday, as Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the minister responsible for Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy , as well told a lecture at the London School of Economics that from 2016 drug users can inject in special rooms around Dublin.

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Sources say the minister stated they will be changing their attitude to drugs, so they are helping addicts instead of disgracing them; however, he as well emphasized there was a huge difference between legalization and decriminalization.

Dealers will still be regarded as criminals, because it would be a crime to profit from the distribution and sale of unauthorized drugs; however, drug takers would stop getting criminalized for their addiction.

Adding, there’s a “strong consensus that there is a strong consensus that drugs across the board must be decriminalized”.

His remarks come following a leaked report from (UNODC) the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime that seemed to be calling for globally decriminalization.

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In relation to the ‘injection rooms’, Mr Ó Ríordáin stated they will be ‘clinically controlled environments’, whose objective is to stop people who are already at risk from putting themselves at more danger.

Mr Ó Ríordáin added: “Study has disclosed that the use of controlled injecting centers is linked to self-reported declines in injecting risk behaviors.

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