First and second drug offences in Ireland to be treated by health services

People found in possession of small amounts of illicit substances in Ireland will now be referred for health screening and brief interventions instead of being treated in the criminal justice system. GardaĆ­ will have the discretion to issue a caution for people caught for a second time. Those caught a third time will be dealt with through criminal justice systems.

Source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/first-time-drug-offenders-to-be-referred-to-hse-in-policy-overhaul-1.3974643

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