Ecstasy And Crystal Meth Are Legal In Ireland For The Next Two Days
Ireland has inadvertently permitted a drug version of "The Purge" to occur after legalizing a series of banned substances for just two days.
Stanislav Bederev was caught with crystal meth in 2012, the Guardian reports, which is one of several drugs made illegal by a 1977 measure called the Misuse of Drugs Act.
His defense team, however, claimed that when the drug was added to the measure in 2010, it was done without approval of Ireland's two houses of parliament.
The appeals court had no choice but to acknowledge the truth in the argument on Tuesday and rule such additions to the law unconstitutional.
As a result, any other drug that was made illegal through the same process is now legal.
These substances consist of ketamine, ecstasy and magic mushrooms, just to name a few.
Ireland's Department of Health wrote, according to Time,
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 offense. These include ecstasy, benzodiazepines and new psychoactive substances, so-called 'headshop drugs.'
A new law will be passed making the substances illegal, but VICE reports the legislators responsible for doing so won't be meeting until tomorrow.
There's also a provision in this law that prevents it from being applied until the day after it's signed.
So for the next 48 hours, it is completely legal to possess any of the aforementioned substances until midnight on Thursday.
Selling drugs is still illegal, as is possessing drugs banned by other measures.
These include cocaine, heroin and marijuana.
Yes, you read that right: Marijuana is illegal before crystal meth and magic mushrooms.
Citations: Ecstasy Is Legal in Ireland for the Next 48 Hours (VICE), Ecstasy Legal in Ireland for 48 Hours Due to Court Loophole (Time), ecstasy and other drugs temporarily legal in Ireland (The Guardian)