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To: Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach
Legalise Cannabis in Ireland
Promote non-partisan legislation to legalise and regulate cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol.
Why is this important?
There is a global movement toward the decriminalisation of cannabis, supported by extensive research and large, real-world trials. Evidence demonstrates that legalisation can be accomplished in a manner which improves overall societal health and wellbeing, while generating substantial tax revenue for schools, hospitals, and other social services.
Furthermore, legalisation has resulted in reduced underage cannabis use , reduced opioid use and related deaths , and reduced alcohol consumption .
Furthermore, legal cannabis is a large and growing industry which creates many jobs and generates tax revenue . Legal US States, with populations equivalent to Ireland, now receive over $100 million per year in taxes . The legal cannabis market in the United States now generates approximately $18 billion per year in revenues .
Furthermore, ending prohibition correlates with reductions in serious crimes like rape (15-30% reduction) and theft (10-20% reduction), strongly indicating that prohibition governments make our communities less safe .
Therefore, in light of these findings, we are calling on the Taoiseach to immediately lead Ireland towards the legalisation and effective regulation of cannabis in order to improve our societal wellbeing.
 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/legalised-cannabis-latest-solved-opioid-crisis-medical-marijuana-studies-scientific-jama-internal-a8293831.html & https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/legalised-cannabis-latest-solved-opioid-crisis-medical-marijuana-studies-scientific-jama-internal-a8293831.html