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The regulations and legislation regarding hemp seeds vary greatly from country to country. In several countries, including Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Austria, Poland, Canada, Japan and Switzerland, no permit is required to trade in hemp seeds.
In December 2016, an Irish Times/Ipsos poll placed public support for prescribed medicinal cannabis in Ireland as high as 81%. A Red C poll published a month earlier placed support levels even higher at 92%. The Irish public appears to be very sympathetic to the use of cannabis in a supervised medical context. It would seem like a no-brainer for the government to introduce this, especially with all of cannabis’ potential medical benefits. Yet the government is still progressing slowly and trepidatiously on the matter.
The Irish Green Party advocates for adopting the Dutch model, but with licences for regulated domestic cultivation. This avoids the Dutch pitfall of organised crime involvement in the supply of cannabis to coffeeshops. Otherwise, the Dutch model is followed closely, with adult-only coffeeshop spaces for selling and using cannabis. There would be no criminal offence for possessing less than five grams of cannabis. There would also be access to cannabis-based medicines through pharmacies, similar to recent reforms in Germany.
MEDICAL CANNABIS IN IRELAND
Twomey marched from County Cork across the country to the Irish parliament building at Leinster House in Dublin. She then camped outside even though she was ill herself. After this protest was ignored, the family then had to relocate to the Netherlands to access Ava’s medicine. In November 2017, they were finally granted a licence for their medicine in Ireland by Minister Simon Harris. Twomey was recognised for her efforts at the People of the Year Awards, at a ceremony attended by Leo Varadkar, the current Prime Minister or “Taoiseach” of Ireland.
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Controversially, the national broadcaster RTÉ edited an online clip of her speech short. This led to wide sharing of her full speech across Irish social media. This has placed even more pressure on Varadkar to legislate for cannabis reform. There are a number of proposals that have already been put forward, including one where the ball is firmly in the government’s court.
That does pose questions for Border police, although the Northern Ireland Office says that the law will be implemented in the same way there as in the rest of the UK, even though, uniquely, cannabis is the most problematic drug in the region. It adds that reclassification does not mean it will ease off on tracking major smugglers and that there is already a high-level of co-operation between the authorities North and South. This week’s record seizure of £2.75 million worth of cannabis in Hillsborough was tracked from Spain, through Dublin and across the Border. However, the change in the law may be a headache at a time when a major advertising campaign is warning of the dangers of drug-driving. A quarter of dead drivers in Northern Ireland are found with drugs in their system.
According to a Garda source, the level of discretion used when dealing with recreational smokers is subjective, depending on the eagerness of the gardaí in question to pursue a conviction. Any cannabis seized has to be sent for analysis, and this factor, coupled with the time needed to process the arrest, means that gardaí will often decide not to arrest. There are those, though, who will go the distance even on minor offences, even if they suspect that perpetrators are not involved in any other illegal activities.
CIA has so far got little change out of politicians, who see nothing much to gain from the issue.
Cannabis Ireland Alliance (CIA) is the leading pro-legalisation group, its website leading with Daniel O’Connell’s aphorism that “nothing is politically wrong that is morally right”. It includes information (on bad cannabis currently on the market) and articles, including one that takes Bertie Ahern to task for asserting that “marijuana is the most addictive drug of all”.
“Even if we were to eventually allow cannabis to be used for medical purposes, that is a million miles away from legalising it for recreational use,” says Noel Ahern. “It is harmful to health too; there is no doubt about that. If tobacco were illegal today, no country would legalise it purely from a health point of view. That health issue is overriding.”
It is illegal to smoke cannabis, yet almost one-fifth of the population has done so. Smokers caught by gardaí might be arrested and strip-searched or, if lucky, only have their names taken. The law says that the drug is of no medicinal use and yet cannabis-based drugs are being tested here. It is illegal to grow it and yet four years ago Government-licensed hemp was grown in Co Carlow. And while some claim that the Irish law is a decade behind the UK, the Government says that the UK is catching up with us.
According to the press office of An Garda Síochána, meanwhile, gardaí “implement the law as provided and are not involved in the proposal of new legislation”.