Loophole sees ecstasy declared legal under Irish law

Ectasy, ketamine, crystal meth and a drug known as Methylcathinone have been ruled legal today after a court ruling.

The Court of Appeal ruled the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 as unconstitutional, meaning that over 100 drugs are currently legal under Irish law.

The Dáil is planning to sit in until 11.30pm tonight in order to pass emergency laws while the Seanad will then pass the laws tomorrow.

For now however, possession of these drugs, some of them Class-A, is technically legal. What a loophole! 

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