Flanagan backs sale of cannabis

A politician has called for cannabis coffee shops and social clubs to be allowed under his radical attempt to decriminalise the drug
The Irish Independent (Ireland)
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Irish independent MP Luke Flanagan, who has published a Bill to regulate cannabis and allow its sale for medicinal and recreational use, claimed it could save the economy 300 million euro a year. He claimed the drug is much less harmful than tobacco and alcohol, and that allowing its use would help force criminals out of the drugs market. (See also: 6 things we learned from Flanagan’s Cannabis Regulation Bill and Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?)