Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.5
Legislation: The cannabis legislation in Ireland has been changed in 2006. Cannabis is the only drug seperated from the drug laws in Ireland. Every other drug is under Irish law apart of a drug schedule e.g Heroin, Crack, Cocaine etc is Schedule 1 and so on. Cannabis has a three strike system get caught once a caution twice second caution third court appearance.
Law Enforcement: The Gardai in Ireland are like any other police force in the world it can vary. One Garda might take you in another mighten but the new laws protect the Irish cannabis smokers.
Where to buy Marijuana in Dublin: Marijuana in Ireland is very easy to get but you need to know people in the loop! Street selling is almost a dead art. The only places really to find marijuana stepping into Dublin knowing no one is Temple Bar and Moore Street. Temple Bar is the night club district and hang around outside clubs and you will find people selling something but mainly on busy friday and saturdays! Moore Street has alot of African shops and some people sell grass. Id say its virtually impossible to find proper bud on the street unless your really lucky. The only other way is keep your eyes and nose open in smoking areas in pubs and see if you can get to any parties.
Dublin Marijuana Prices:
50 euro bags (roughly 5grams of grass)
Weed (sinsemilla, all strains)
Brands: Soap Bar populates most of the market and is easiest to come across
Pollen not rare but not common either can be gotten from the right people
Grass more street buying but can be common when bud runs out
Weed has its good spells but can disappear quickly but over the last year has been very consistent just expensive
Hash Oil rare but i have come across it quite a bit maybe annually
Area: 921 sq km
Population: 1.12 million
Time Zone: GMT/UTC 0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
Telephone Area Code: 01
webehigh city’s tale
Dublin is the town that Guinness built. This capital city of over 1 million inhabitants on the Republic of Ireland’s eastern coast is commonly associated with Guinness, one of the world’s most famous beers.
An estimated 10 million glasses a day of Guinness stout, which boasts a black body and creamy tan head, pour out of taps in 150 countries. Established in 1759, Guinness’s home at St. James Gate in Dublin was at one time the largest brewery in the world and is still one of the city’s most famed tourist attractions. Thousands visit the brewery each year for a tour, followed by samples in the on-site pub. Whiskey is also well represented in old Eire.
Jameson, first distilled on Dublin’s Bow Street in 1780, is a brand enjoyed by connoisseurs the world over. Visitors with a taste for Irish whiskey can partake of Jameson, Bushmills or several other labels in traditional, wood-adorned pubs as well as the numerous dance clubs blaring cutting-edge techno.
Dublin – enjoying a recent upward surge in Ireland’s economy that has earned it the nickname, “The Celtic Tiger” – has become a hot spot for young locals and visiting foreigners who want to indulge in some of the country’s famous beer and spirits.
“During my time in Dublin I found the Dubliners more interested in getting pissed [drunk] than getting high,” said Stuart Campbell, a Scotsman from Glasgow who visits Dublin a few times a year. But, he insisted, that does not mean recreational drugs such as Marijuana and Hash are unavailable. You only have to know where to look, he said, suggesting the Temple bar area as a likely spot for club drugs such as Ecstasy.
Paul, a Dublin resident who lives in the bustling area near Trinity College, said Hash and other soft drugs are “freely available in Dublin, but you have to know whom to ask for it.”
“It’s not a good idea just to ask random people in the street,” he said.
Campbell agreed. “I think that the reason that you shouldn’t just go up and ask any person in the street is that they might think that you were trying to get them implicated to the police,” Campbell said. “You should also remember that in some of the more run-down areas of the city, heroin use is rife. I would imagine that the suspicion about police would be particularly high.”
Jim Cusack, the security correspondent for The Irish Times newspaper in Dublin, explained that recreational drugs are common. “Cannabis, Ecstasy, Amphetamine and, to an increasing extent, Cocaine are fairly widely available throughout Ireland,” he said, referring to both the Republic of Ireland and neighbouring nation Northern Ireland.
But Cusack warned that law enforcement officials are not tolerant of even casual drug use.
“The police, Garda, in the Republic prosecute all cases of possession. So does the Royal Ulster Constabulary [the police service of Northern Ireland],” he said. “So visitors are advised that this is a difference in attitudes between the police here and in places like Holland.”
Police statistics show that in 1998 the Garda National Drugs Unit confiscated 44,508 grams of Marijuana, 690 Cannabis plants, 798 tabs of L.S.D, 604,827 hits of Ecstasy MDMA, 4,419 tabs of Ephedrine, and 333,167 grams of Cocaine. Cusack explained that the police crackdown is intended to dismantle groups that have taken over drug distribution.
“The supply of drugs in the Republic is largely through organized criminal gangs, who source their drugs mainly in the Netherlands – Cannabis, Ecstasy, Cocaine, Heroin – and England – mostly Heroin and some Cocaine,” he said, noting that there was a serious element of danger involved. “One of these gangs was responsible for shooting dead the journalist Veronica Guerin in May 1996.” Despite the risks and possible legal penalties, Campbell said the drug scene in Dublin’s discos is thriving.
“We were at a nightclub and a few different people came up to me and asked me if I had any gear. The gear in question being either Ecstasy or Speed,” he said. He added, however, that being a visitor could make procuring drugs somewhat difficult in a city that has been considered a Mecca of booze for over 200 years. “All the people that came up to me were from England and were over on holiday for the weekend,” he said.
“Maybe this means that tourists who are used to getting E in their clubs back home expected to be able to get it in the same fashion in Dublin and it wasn’t proving to be as easy.”