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Calls For Government To Decriminalise Possession Of Drugs For Personal Use

By mariemadden

May 8, 2017 at 3:20pm

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Possession of a small amount of drugs for personal use should be decriminalised.

That's according to the Irish Pharmacy Union, who this week called on the Government to treat such possession as a health issue rather than a criminal matter.

IPU President Daragh Connolly said that Ireland's drug legislation “is a balancing act between preventing illicit use of drugs and associated health problems and ensuring access to treatment for those addicted to drugs”.

He added that those who use drugs "deserve the same level of care as patients with any other health condition".

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