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Doctors back two GPs who want cannabis use legalised

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TWO GPs who want cannabis legalised and regulated for both recreational and medicinal use have won support from their doctors' body to set up an expert committee to look at the drug's "positive and negative" effects.

Dr Cathal O Suilliobhain, a Dublin-based GP, and Dr Garret McGovern both treat drug addicts and say the majority of people who use cannabis have no health problems and "nobody ever died from cannabis use".

The most serious problem they face is "getting caught", said Dr O Suilliobhain.

Judge: Joint smoker in control of car

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October 03, 2013, A motorist who admitted smoking two cannabis joints half an hour before driving denied he was incapable of driving and the judge agreed, dismissing the case against him.

Michael Ryan, aged 20, of Ballyshoneen, Berrings, Co Cork, who described himself as a student and senior rugby player, admitted when he was stopped by gardaí that he had smoked two cannabis joints.

However, at Cork District Court yesterday, he pleaded not guilty to driving a car while being under the influence of an intoxicant, to such an extent that he was incapable of having proper control of the car.

Irish drivers to face 15-minute wait for drug test results

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MOTORISTS will be forced to endure 15-minute delays on the side of the road when new mandatory drugs tests come into effect, the Sunday Independent can reveal.

Unlike breathalyser tests, which can take just a minute to complete, the new drugs test will require motorists to wait at roadside checkpoints for at least a quarter of an hour until the results are known.