Say What?!: Ecstasy, Magic Mushrooms Temporarily Legalized in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland – The Irish legislature is working to quickly pass a bill to close a loophole that legalized drugs including ecstasy, magic mushrooms and ketamine.

Ireland’s Department of Health confirmed Tuesday a ruling by the Irish Court of Appeal struck down the 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act, which outlawed substances including ecstasy, magic mushrooms and ketamine.

“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,” the department said in a statement. “These include ecstasy, benzodiazepines and new psychoactive substances, so-called ‘headshop drugs.'”

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