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No easing of drugs policy, says Ahern

  1. Lunar Loops
    No surprises there then. This from the Irish Examiner:

    No easing of drugs policy, says Ahern

    The Minister with responsibility for drug treatment has dismissed calls for the legalisation of banned drugs.

    Minister of State at the Department of Community Noel Ahern said that Ireland has signed an international accord to ban the likes of heroin, cannabis and cocaine.

    A former Florida police chief this week provoked controversy when he urged European governments to declassify the substances in order to beat traffickers and better protect society and public health.
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    Minister Ahern has today rejected the calls, saying they wouldn't work.

    “We're not going in that direction,” he said. “And if there is moves into the future it would have to be dealt with on a world wide basis. One country on its own cannot move.

    “Holland tried for a few years ago and they're backing off big time because they realised they were bringing a drug tourism.”

Comments

  1. Universal Expat
    Dont you love how these propaganda masters sandwich pot between coke and smack. Just pure and simple unmitigated BS!
  2. Nature Boy
    "We're not going in that direction," he said. "And if there is moves into the future it would have to be dealt with on a world wide basis. One country on its own cannot move."

    Let the world decide? What a crock of shit. Whatever happened to state sovereignty? Why should one country not be able to introduce a change? Talk about sheeping along. Where's his reasoning?

    "Holland tried for a few years ago and they're backing off big time because they realised they were bringing a drug tourism."

    Backing off big time? What's this based on? The Christian right's flash-in-the-pan government? Amsterdam is a freaking paradise compared to the gun-toting, junkie-filled streets of inner Dublin. Newsflash, Holland wouldn't be "backing off" if others followed suit. The only reason to "back off" is because of international intimidation from the French and Germans i.e. wimping out.
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