DEALING with the thorny issue of drugs in Ireland and anxious to ensure that the full spectrum of views on drug issues is aired during its session so that the country is not accidentally veered towards sensible and measured decision-making, the Citizens’ Assembly will hear from the Singaporean judge who ordered the execution of a man found in possession of 1 kilo of cannabis.
« I’m glad they made sense and listen to the man, we shouldn’t just listen to the negative stories of addicts, we should also listen to positive stories like this, » said a civic group that has continually lobbied for the Assembly not to get high on progressive attitudes. .
« I’m not saying I’m okay with hanging myself, as shooting or cannoning is more my style, but possible liberalization of the laws is just one option, » said an opposing newspaper columnist, whose pot-smoking adult son is no longer in contact with him.
“Am I saying that bringing the death penalty for smoking joints will eradicate drugs and addiction in Ireland? No, but at least I’ll get some perverse pleasure out of watching people from predominantly impoverished backgrounds get punished and that’s not really what it’s about. »
The recent decision by an Irish judge to jail a sick man for growing cannabis for medicinal use has been criticized by many who think Singapore is making us look like a ‘soft touch’.
« If it carried the death penalty, it might motivate the officers, but they don’t think it’s worth it if they only lock up sick retirees, » a senior guard confirmed.