Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use

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MINISTERS ARE TO go to Cabinet in the coming weeks with recommendations on alternative approaches to law on the possession of drugs for personal use in Ireland.

A working group was set up last year to consider such issues such as the possession of drugs for personal use, and to review other jurisdictions’ drug laws.

Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne and Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan are due to report back to their ministerial colleagues on the issue shortly.

Minister Byrne, Minister Harris and Minister Flanagan are currently considering the report of the working group set up to examine alternative approaches to the possession of drugs for

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