Ireland has been in the headlines recently and congratulations have been pouring in to Minister of State for the National Drugs Strategy Aodhán O Ríordáin for his progressive decision to decriminalize cannabis (as well as heroin and cocaine). Despite these reports, the real answer to whether Ireland is decriminalizing cannabis is a resounding and disappointing "no".
A member of the Irish Parliament has introduced a bill to legalize cannabis in the country. "Ireland is ready for the legalisation of cannabis," legislator Luke Ming Flanagan told the Irish Times.
The proposal would allow the country's pot lovers to possess up to an ounce of the currently-prohibited flower, and grow up to six plants at home. It would also allow for "cannabis social clubs" in which groups of tokers may produce pot together.