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    Irish Parliament Committee recommends decriminalisation of personal drug use

    An Irish Oireachtas committee has recommended the decriminalisation and regulation of illicit drugs for personal use.

    A Joint Committee on Justice report, published on Wednesday December 14th, acknowledged “the harms associated with pursuing a criminal justice led approach to drug use and misuse and recommends that a health led approach is prioritised in both policy and practice.”

    Apart from decriminalising drugs “in line with emerging international best-practice,” the report also recommends increased investment to harm reduction services, including social interventions and addiction treatments.

    The report also suggests expanding the Medical Cannabis Acces Programme (MCAP) to allow more people suffering from chronic…

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