UCC Students for Sensible Drug Policy push for ‘Yes’ vote in upcoming Decriminalisation Referendum

UCC’s Students’ Union may be adopting an official stance of support for the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use in Ireland following an upcoming University-wide referendum. The Referendum, campaigned for and achieved by UCC’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy organisation, will ask students whether UCCSU should “actively support and campaign for the decriminalisation of the…

High times for harm reduction

13.8% of adults aged between 15 and 34 in Ireland have consumed cannabis in the last year. A figure that has increased from 10% in 2011. A larger amount of students are now using drugs, and yet very little is done at a governmental level to reduce the risks associated with substance use. Irish drug…

Is a Liberal Drug Policy the Solution?

In recent times, there seems to be a growing interest in the idea of a more liberal drug policy in Ireland. If you are someone who considers this country’s drug policy to be unacceptable, or if you are someone who is considering getting on the liberal-drug-policy band wagon, then at the very least, I hope…