Thanks to a peculiar loophole in legislation, Ireland accidentally legalized several types of hard drugs for 48 hours and as you might expect, locals and tourists took full advantage!
For a brief moment, Ireland gave us a sneak peek into what life would look like if drugs were not prohibited. Last week, the news spread about the legal glitch that annulled a long-standing drug ban during a 48-hour period before new regulations came into force, leaving a window open for drug users to exploit. Irish lawmakers rushed to enact an emergency measure to patch up things, but even this regulation couldn’t be put in effect in time. That meant local partygoers and visitors were given the green light to go completely wild with no repercussions.
Bars and pubs prepared in advance and organized crazy parties in Dublin and around the country, with thousands of revelers literally falling over each other and hugging the walls. Since the legal loophole made all drugs legal including ketamine, ecstasy, mushrooms and crystal meth, countless people were seen snorting lines and guzzling pills openly. Despite the amount of substances ingested, there were no serious incidents and the atmosphere was very friendly and open-minded, with young people in celebratory mood taking over establishments that are usually not catering to this type of a crowd. It was a mass hysteria in a very positive and peace-loving manner.
Of course, the ultra-liberal period is finished and it is now once again forbidden to do drugs openly in Ireland. Those who were lucky enough to witness this social experiment live should be grateful for the chance, as such a great opportunity will hardly present itself again in our lifetime. For the rest of us, we can be content that temporary drug legalization didn’t result in widespread murder and mayhem, like some of the anti-drugs advocates would like us to believe.
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