Just last week the gombeen politicians in the Dáil voted down a Private Members Bill introduced by Independent TD Luke 'Ming' Flanagan that would have paved the way for cannabis legalisation in the Republic of Ireland.
Republic of Ireland Cannabis News
Saturday, November 09, 2013 | An Englishman living in West Cork who was convicted last week of growing cannabis handed his sentencing judge yesterday his application to the minister for health for a licence to grow hemp.
Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said he took this application as an indication of the attitude of Duncan Sloane to the courts and the law. He remanded Sloane in custody for a week for sentencing next Friday.
Perhaps no war has failed quite as spectacularly as the 'War on Drugs'. Trillions have been spent around the world, millions arrested, and yet drugs have never been cheaper and more accessible than they are now. Is prohibition still a valid strategy for dealing with cannabis, one of the world's favourite illicit pleasures? Can decriminalisation of Mary Jane help end austerity? To hash over these issues, Oksana is joined by Luke 'Ming' Flanagan, an Irish MP and cannabis legalisation advocate.
Irish Politician Luke 'Ming' Flanagan's Speech in the Dail - Motion re Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013.
Independent Irish TD Luke 'Ming' Flannagan gives an inspirational speech at last Saturday's Annual Cannabis March in Dublin.