Ireland accidentally legalises ecstasy and other prohibited drugs

Woops – Ireland has just made ecstasy and other drugs legal by accident.

A loophole passed through court on Tuesday morning means that you cannot be arrested for possession of previous prohibited drugs until the new legislation is passed.

Parliamentarians are currently working into the night to pass emergency drug laws within 24 hours after the court of appeal mistakenly legalised party drugs including ecstacy, crystal meth and magic mushrooms.


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In the meantime, the possession and use of more than 100 formerly illegal drugs is unpunishable by law.

Ireland’s 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act was found unconstitutional by the Irish Court of Appeal on Tuesday because both houses of Irish parliament had not agreed to the new additions, meaning that the drugs currently prohibited by the Act are legal.