Legislators in Ireland have just passed a bill to legalise cannabis usage for medicinal purposes, following the government revealing that they wouldn’t stand in the way.
Although it won’t free the weed for recreational usage, it looks to give doctors the power to decide if patients need it, with a view to help sufferers of serious illnesses like cancer and multiple sclerosis.
It follows a recent surge in politicians voicing their support for the legalisation of weed across the world, with various American states having legalised it.
It still remains a Class B substance in the UK and is punishable with up to five years in prison for possession and 14 years for supplying.
Perhaps now our island neighbours have taken some steps forward to legalising, we can expect some movement on it over here too.