30/01/2024  Kyle Jaeger

The Irish government is proposing to delay a vote on advancing a bill to legalize marijuana possession by nine months, asserting that the issue requires consideration by a special committee.

Lawmakers are still set to debate the legislation from People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny on Wednesday, but the taoiseach, which is the country’s equivalent of prime minister, told lawmakers that the government feels more time is needed to contemplate Ireland’s reform model following the release of a citizen commission report last week that recommended broadly decriminalizing drugs and implementing harm reduction programs.


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