Earlier this week the Court of Appeals ruled that sections of the 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act were unconstitutional and air go legalized a host of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine, magic mushrooms and ecstasy. The court ruled that governments had been unconstitutionally adding substances to the banned list.
"All substances controlled by means of Government Orders made under section 2(2) cease to be controlled with immediate effect, and their possession ceases to be an offence. These include ecstasy, benzodiazepines and new psychoactive substances, so-called ‘headshop drugs’,” the Department of Health said in a statement.
However, the hallucinogenic freedom won’t last for long since the news of the discrepancy reached Irish Parliament’s hears. Lawmakers enacted emergency legislation to reinforce the status quo of having those drugs stay illegal that won’t go into effect until Thursday at 12 a.m.
Unfortunately, the temporary legalization does not include all drugs. Marijuana, cocaine and heroin remain illegal under Irish law.