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Dillon, Lucy (2017) Cannabis for medical use: a scientific review. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 62, Summer 2017 , pp. 9-10.

Dillon, Lucy (2017) Headshop legislation and changes in national addiction treatment data. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 62, Summer 2017 , pp. 13-14.

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Collins, Claire and Delargy, Ide and Crowley, Des (2017) Irish General Practitioner (GP) perspectives toward decriminalisation, legalisation and cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes (CTP). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction , 15 , (5) , pp. 670-683.

Van Hout, Marie Claire (2017) The dynamic landscape of novel psychoactive substance (NPS) use in Ireland: results from an expert consultation. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction , 15 , (5) , pp. 985-992.

Smyth, Bobby P and Lyons, Suzi and Cullen, Walter (2017) Decline in new psychoactive substance use disorders following legislation targeting headshops: Evidence from national addiction treatment data. Drug and Alcohol Review , 36 , (5) , pp. 609-617.

Guiney, Ciara (2017) Cannabis legislation in Europe: an overview. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 62, Summer 2017 , pp. 10-11.

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Hearne, Evelyn (2016) Confessions of contemporary English opium-eaters: a netnographic study of consumer negotiation of over-the-counter morphine for misuse. Journal of Substance Use , 21 , (2) , pp. 141-152.

McGowan, Hugh (2016) The blunt truth: can marijuana fund better healthcare? RCSI Student Medical Journal , 9 , (1) , pp. 100-102.

Smyth, Bobby P and James, Philip and Cullen, Walter and Darker, Catherine D (2015) "So prohibition can work?" Changes in use of novel psychoactive substances among adolescents attending a drug and alcohol treatment service following a legislative ban. International Journal of Drug Policy , 26 , (9) , pp. 887-889.

Kavanagh, Pierce and Power, John D (2014) New psychoactive substances legislation in Ireland – Perspectives from academia. Drug Testing and Analysis , 6 , ((7-8)) , pp. 884-891.

Christie, R and Horan, E and Fox, J and O'Donnell, C and Byrne, H J and McDermott, S and Power, J and Kavanagh, P (2014) Discrimination of cathinone regioisomers, sold as 'legal highs', by Raman spectroscopy. Drug Testing and Analysis , 6 , (7-8) , pp. 651-657.

Hughes, Brendan and Griffiths, Paul (2014) Regulatory approaches to new psychoactive substances (NPS) in the European Union. Addiction , 109 , (10) , pp. 1591-1593.

Onikoyi-Deckon, A and Smyth, Bobby P (2013) Use of new psychoactive substances among teenagers attending a specialized adolescent addiction service in Dublin, before and after a legislative ban on their sale. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 182 , (Supplement 4) , S135-S136.

Tormey, William P and Srinivasan, R and Moore, T (2013) Biochemical toxicology and suicide in Ireland: a laboratory study. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 182 , (2) , pp. 277-281.

Kavanagh, Pierce and O'Brien, John and Power, John D and Talbot, Brian and McDermott, Sean (2012) ‘Smoking’ mephedrone: The identification of the pyrolysis products of 4-methylmethcathinone hydrochloride. Drug Testing and Analysis , 5 , (5) , pp. 291-305.

Moore, Joan (2012) Drugs in focus – policy briefing. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 40, Winter 2011 , p. 33.

Long, Jean and Carew, Anne Marie (2012) Drugnet digest. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 40, Winter 2011 , p. 10.

Connolly, Johnny (2012) Impact of legislation to control head shops. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 40, Winter 2011 , p. 29.

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Brennan, Rebekah (2012) Curiosity killed M-Cat: A post legislative study on mephedrone use in Ireland. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 19 , (2) , pp. 156-162.

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Bingham, Tim (2012) “A costly turn on”: Patterns of use and perceived consequences of mephedrone based head shop products amongst Irish injectors. International Journal of Drug Policy , 23 , (3) , pp. 188-197.

Tormey, William P (2012) Expert witnesses in the coronial system. Medicine, Science and the Law , 52 , p. 58.

Quinn, Brendan (2012) Cannabis and Cannabinoids; is there (yet) a case for their use in therapeutics? Irish Pharmacy Union Review , (November) , pp. 25-26.

McDermott, SD and Power, JD and Kavanagh, P and O'Brien, J (2012) The analysis of substituted cathinones. Part 2: an investigation into the phenylacetone based isomers of 4-methylmethcathinone and N-ethylcathinone. Forensic Science International , 212 , (1-3) , pp. 13-21.

Long, Jean and Connolly, Johnny (2011) Report on new psychoactive substances and the outlets supplying them. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 39, Autumn 2011 , pp. 9-10.

Long, Jean (2011) Update on new psychoactive substances. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 36, Winter 2010 , p. 10.

Uhoegbu, Chimdi and Kolshus, Eric and Nwachukwu, Izu and Guerandel, Allys and Maher, Caroline (2011) Two psychiatric presentations linked with ‘head shop’ products. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 28 , (1) , S8-S10.

Kavanagh, Pierce and Angelov, Daniel and O'Brien, John and Fox, John and O'Donnell, Cora and Christie, Rachel and Power, JD and McDermott, Sean (2011) The syntheses and characterization 3β-(4-fluorobenzoyloxy)tropane (fluorotropacocaine) and its 3α isomer. Drug Testing and Analysis , 4 , (1) , pp. 33-38.

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Brennan, Rebekah (2011) 'Heads held high': an exploratory study of legal highs in pre-legislation Ireland. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse , 10 , (3) , pp. 256-272.

Tully, John and Hallahan, Brian and McDonald, Colm (2011) Benzylpiperazine-induced acute delirium in a patient with schizophrenia and an incidental temporal meningioma. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 21 , (1) , S14-S16.

El-Higaya, Emam and Ahmed, Mohamed and Hallahan, Brian (2011) Whack induced psychosis: a case series. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 28 , (1) , S11-S13.

McElrath, Karen and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2011) A preference for mephedrone: drug markets, drugs of choice, and the emerging “legal high” scene. Journal of Drug Issues , 41 , (4) , pp. 487-508.

O'Domhnail, Sean and Ni Cheirigh, Caoimhe (2011) Editorial: Mephedrone and ‘head/hemp’ shop drugs: a clinical and biochemical ‘heads up’. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 28 , (1) , S2-S3.

Pike, Brigid (2011) Merging policies on psychoactive substances. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 39, Autumn 2011 , pp. 8-9.

McElrath, Karen and O'Neill, Christina (2011) Experiences with mephedrone pre-and-post legislative controls: perceptions of safety and sources of supply. International Journal of Drug Policy , 22 , (2) , pp. 120-127.

Connolly, Johnny (2011) Legal update. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 37, Spring 2011 , pp. 25-26.

O'Reilly, Fiona and McAuliffe, Ruaidhri and Long, Jean (2011) Users’ experiences of cathinones sold in head shops and online. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 28 , (1) , S4-S7.

Ryall, Graham and Butler, Shane (2011) The great Irish head shop controversy. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 18 , (4) , pp. 303-311.

Campbell, Louise and McGrogan, Kilian (2011) Tackling long-term use of benzodiazepines. Forum , 28 , (12) , pp. 10-12.

Long, Jean (2011) Experiences and health effects of head shop substances in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 38, Summer 2011 , pp. 12-14.

Long, Jean (2010) Conference on psychoactive drugs sold in head shops and online. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 33, Spring 2010 , pp. 1-3.

Dunne, Mary (2010) Legal highs and head shops: the basic facts. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 33, Spring 2010 , p. 3.

Herbert, J and Tracey, JA (2010) New Doves, A new legal high? Irish Medical Journal , 103 , (3) , pp. 92-93.

Connolly, Johnny (2010) Legal responses to new psychoactive substances in Europe. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 34, Summer 2010 , pp. 19-20.

Long, Jean (2010) Update on psychoactive substances sold in head shops and on line. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 34, Summer 2010 , pp. 15-18.

Lyons, Suzi (2010) HSE awareness campaign on legal and illegal highs. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 35, Autumn 2010 , p. 21.

Walsh, Simone (2010) Pharmacy guidelines on safe supply of codeine-based products. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 35, Autumn 2010 , p. 28.

Connolly, Johnny (2010) EMCDDA-Europol report on control of new psychoactive substances. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 34, Summer 2010 , pp. 18-19.

Long, Jean (2010) Further update on psychoactive substances sold in head shops and on line. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 35, Autumn 2010 , pp. 15-16.

MacNamara, Sinead and Stokes, Siobhan and Coleman, Nicola (2010) Head shop compound abuse amongst attendees of The Drug Treatment Centre Board. Irish Medical Journal , 103 , (5) .

Pike, Brigid (2010) In brief. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 35, Autumn 2010 , p. 29.

Connolly, Johnny (2009) Reports examine effects of decriminalisation of drugs in Portugal. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 30, Summer 2009 , pp. 22-23.

Connolly, Johnny (2009) Cannabis again reclassified in the UK. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 29, Spring 2009 , pp. 9-10.

Long, Jean (2009) Ban on stimulant drug BZP. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 30, Summer 2009 , p. 6.

McCrystal, Patrick and Winning, Kerry (2009) Cannabis reclassification: What is the message to the next generation of cannabis users? Child Care in Practice , 15 , (1) , pp. 57-73.

Mongan, Deirdre (2008) New alcohol advertising codes. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 26, Summer 2008 , p. 10.

Connolly, Johnny (2007) Minister's contribution to Trinity cannabis debate. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 24, Winter 2007 , p. 21.

Connolly, Johnny (2006) Government bans sale of 'magic' mushrooms. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 17, Spring 2006 , p. 9.

Connolly, Johnny (2004) Reclassification of cannabis in the UK. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 10, March 2004 , p. 8.

News

[Irish Examiner] , Fegan, Joyce First licence granted to treat pain with cannabis. (18 Nov 2017)

[Irish Examiner] People Before Profit insisting medicinal cannabis bill can be amended. (15 Nov 2017)

[EMCDDA] Furanylfentanyl to be placed under control across the EU. (15 Nov 2017)

[Independent.ie] , O'Regan, Eilish Controversial alcohol legislation set to be watered down even further. (13 Nov 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Brennan, Cianan Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition. (10 Nov 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , McMahon, Conor This scientist wants to turn Ireland into 'a central hub' for medical cannabis. (30 Oct 2017)

[Irish Times] , Hilliard, Mark Catholic bishops criticise ‘glamourising’ of alcohol. (05 Oct 2017)

[Independent.ie] , O'Regan, Eilish Remember the proposed 'booze curtains'? Smaller shops have won the battle against them. (04 Oct 2017)

[Irish Times] Editorial. Lobbying Act: lifting the lid on a hidden sphere. (04 Oct 2017)

[breakingnews.ie] Simon Harris plans to unveil Public Health Alcohol Bill. (29 Sep 2017)

[thejournal.ie] Debate Room: are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?. (27 Sep 2017)

[Medical Independent] Alcohol Bill "vital" say Emergency Department doctors. (21 Sep 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Cionnaith, Fiachra Government pledge to pass laws amid ‘hamstrung Dáil’ claims. (20 Sep 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , MacNamee, Garreth No 'magic drug circle' but gardaí will use 'discretion' outside city injection centres. (13 Sep 2017)

[thejournal.ie] Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals. (11 Sep 2017)

[Irish Medical Times] , Mudiwa, Lloyd Fully managing north inner city Dublin’s opioid epidemic. (08 Sep 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Ring, Evelyn Consultants yet to seek licences for cannabis treatments. (06 Sep 2017)

[Belfast Telegraph] , Campbell, Brett Class tramadol with heroin and cocaine, says Northern Ireland medical expert. (01 Aug 2017)

[Irish Times] , O'Halloran, Marie Controversial alcohol legislation ‘not gathering dust on any shelf’. (21 Jul 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Ring, Evelyn Cannabis bill: recreational use feared. (14 Jul 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Ni Aodha, Grainne Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee. (12 Jul 2017)

[Echo.ie] Drugs task force says ‘decriminalising’ would send out wrong message. (06 Jul 2017)

[Irish Examiner] Dublin businesses considering legal challenge to drug injection centres. (05 Jul 2017)

[Irish Times] , Clegg, Nick Legalise cannabis, and do it now, says Nick Clegg. (02 Jun 2017)

[Department of Health] Commencement of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 and associated Ministerial Regulations and Orders. (03 May 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Murray, Sean 'Free the weed': Worldwide demos call for legalisation of cannabis. (21 Apr 2017)

[Irish Times] , Cullen, Paul Legalising cannabis could boost Irish tax revenues by millions. (07 Apr 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Kenny, Gino and O'Grady, Peadar 'HPRA guidance is biased. It didn't use expert advisors with practical experience of cannabis'. (06 Apr 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Harris announces ‘pivotal step’ on medicinal cannabis access programme – prescribers, patients and pharmacists to draw up guidance for the safe use of cannabis-based treatments for qualifying patients. (29 Mar 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Shanahan, Catherine Experts to provide clarity on medicinal cannabis. (16 Mar 2017)

[Irish Times] , Cullen, Paul Neurologists to draw up guidelines for safe use of medicinal cannabis. (15 Mar 2017)

[Health Products Regulatory Authority] HPRA detains 673,906 dosage units of illegal medicines in 2016. (13 Mar 2017)

[RTE News] HPRA backs limited access to medicinal cannabis. (07 Mar 2017)

[Department of Health] Statement from Minister Harris: Cannabis for medical reasons. (06 Mar 2017)

[Irish Times] , Cullen, Paul Warnings over ‘fast and loose’ medicinal cannabis supply. (03 Mar 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Leogue, Joe Irish Pain Society backs use of medical cannabis. (01 Mar 2017)

[Department of Health] Department of Health: Update on progress re Cannabis for medical reasons. (01 Mar 2017)

[European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction] MDMB-CHMICA to be placed under control across the EU. (27 Feb 2017)

[Irish Examiner] LISTEN: Is it time to rethink Ireland's drug policies? (10 Feb 2017)

[RTE News] Report recommends use of medicinal cannabis. (10 Feb 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Harris publishes ‘milestone’ report on cannabis for medical use. (10 Feb 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Shanahan, Catherine GPs support legalisation of [medicinal] cannabis. (30 Jan 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Murray, Sean 'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'. (26 Jan 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Baker, Noel One step closer to supervised injecting rooms. (20 Jan 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Kenny, Gino and Kelly, Brendan Debate Room: Should we legalise medicinal cannabis? (01 Dec 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Cionnaith, Fiachra Alliance TDs want free cannabis vote. (30 Nov 2016)

[Department of Health] Statement on Medicinal Cannabis Bill. (30 Nov 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , Brennan, Cianan 92% of Irish people believe that cannabis should be legalised when recommended by a doctor. (28 Nov 2016)

[Independent.ie] , O'Regan, Eilish Top neurologist backs cannabis drug for children. (25 Nov 2016)

[Medical Independent] , Reilly, Catherine Shining a light on Ireland’s drug habits. (17 Nov 2016)

[Medical Independent] , Reilly, Catherine Other drugs ‘could fill the void’ following abused drug controls — HSE addiction specialist. (16 Nov 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , MacNamee, Garreth The vast majority of people in Ireland want to see medicinal cannabis legalised. (14 Nov 2016)

[Independent.ie] , Cusack, Jim The war on drugs is lost... so what do we do now? (13 Nov 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , Ryan, Orla Cork family fighting for cannabis-based medicine for daughter with rare form of epilepsy. (24 Sep 2016)

[Irish Examiner] There’s a gin renaissance all right, but is it a tonic? (16 Sep 2016)

[Irish Examiner] John Halligan calls for HSE-run drug shops. (04 Aug 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , Finn, Christina 'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use? (24 Jul 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , Colgan, Paul The global-market links of Ireland’s drugs scourge. (23 Jul 2016)

[RTE News] Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis tabled in Dáil. (21 Jul 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , Fegan, Joyce Street sale of prescription drugs to be made illegal. (01 Jul 2016)

[Broadsheet.ie] , Barry, Joseph Dealer’s choice. (07 Jun 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , Hosford, Paul Menthol cigarettes will be 'banned in Ireland by 2020'. (06 May 2016)

[Irish Examiner] Decriminalising drug users - A new strategy. (06 May 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Report backs 'shift' away from criminalising drug possession for personal use. (03 May 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Teen cannabis use ‘rises’ with liberalised laws. (19 Apr 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , Hosford, Paul A report on medicinal cannabis will be in the Oireachtas today. (07 Mar 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Brien, Kelly Gardaí unable to pursue 'legal high' prosecutions even if linked to cases of death. (18 Nov 2015)

[Department of Health] Address by Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin T.D to the CityWide 20th Anniversary Conference. (12 Nov 2015)

[thejournal.ie] Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech. (03 Nov 2015)

[thejournal.ie] Here’s what the drugs minister means by ‘Supervised Injection Centres’. (03 Nov 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Public support softer laws on drug use. (20 Oct 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Moynihan, Tom UN poised to call for decriminalisation of drugs, says Branson. (20 Oct 2015)

[politics.co.uk] , Moore, Steve The man who made Ireland fall in love with drug law reform. (09 Sep 2015)

[newstalk.ie] Junior Minister insists there is political will for de-criminalising drug use. (07 Sep 2015)

[Irish Examiner] Shaun Connolly: not everyone is embracing ‘hugs and drugs’ minister. (22 Aug 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Cusack, Jim Cannabis use on rise but there's no plans to turn 'blind eye' to it. (26 Jul 2015)

[Independent.ie] , O'Faherty, Jane Drug laws in Ireland are 'appalling': Bebo founder. (14 Jul 2015)

[The Guardian] , McVeigh, Karen Is Irish ban on legal highs driving markets underground? (30 Jun 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Umbrella support behind Oireachtas report on alcohol bill. (29 Jun 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , Connolly, Shaun Wine shouldn’t be sold for less than €10. (22 Jun 2015)

[BBC News Online] Legal highs: Irish ban 'wiped out' headshop industry. (15 Jun 2015)

[thejournal.ie] What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs? (03 Jun 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Casey, Patricia Mind Matters: the highs and lows of cannabis legislation. (05 May 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Monaghan, Gabrielle High time for cannabis cures. (05 Apr 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , Heffernan, James and Luke, Chris POLL: Should cannabis ever be legalised? (01 Apr 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , Doorley, James Government must have bottle to take on drink lobby. (28 Mar 2015)

[Independent.ie] , McConnell, Daniel Leo Varadkar backs softer drug rules as new laws pass. (12 Mar 2015)

[thejournal.ie] NUI Galway Students’ Union to hold referendum on cannabis legalisation. (25 Feb 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Ryan, Philip One in three wants cannabis legalised, poll says. (26 Jan 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac TD: No political will to tackle benzos. (27 Dec 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Legal move to provide heroin use sites. (17 Dec 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Legal drugs cause 75% of poisoning deaths. (16 Dec 2014)

[Department of Health] Government declares certain substances to be controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act. (16 Dec 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , Connolly, Shaun UK:Politicians in a haze of denial about ‘war on drugs’. (01 Nov 2014)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] More than 1,000 Irish people have died due to harmful use of alcohol since the Government announced the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. (23 Oct 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , McEnroe, Juno Opposition mounts against Ireland’s tobacco brand ban. (06 Oct 2014)

[EMCDDA] Four new drugs to be placed under control. (24 Sep 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Penal review wants drug laws eased. (18 Sep 2014)

[Independent.ie] , Downey, James Opinion: Legalising drugs is the only way to win this war. (15 Aug 2014)

[World Health Organization] World Health Organisation calls for the decriminalisation of drug use. (17 Jul 2014)

[thejournal.ie] , Barry, Aoife Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street. (13 Jul 2014)

[Irish Medical Times] , Culliton, Gary Regulations enable cannabis medication. (11 Jul 2014)

[Department of Health] Minister White signs new regulations to provide for cannabis-based medicinal products. (11 Jul 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Majority of youths back regulation of cannabis. (27 Jun 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac EU agency to monitor Uruguay’s bid to legalise cannabis. (28 May 2014)

[Irish Examiner Breaking News] Student journal publishes guide to making illegal drug. (01 Apr 2014)

[thejournal.ie] Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution. (20 Mar 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac TD criticises hard-hitting UN attack on legalising cannabis. (06 Mar 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , Connolly, Shaun Proposal to legalise cannabis for personal use rejected. (03 Mar 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Legal drugs responsible for most overdoses. (22 Jan 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Kane, Michael Poll: 40% of people back legalising marijuana. (10 Jan 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , Connolly, Shaun Ming’s bid to have cannabis regulated goes up in smoke. (07 Nov 2013)

[Oireachtas] Cannabis Regulation: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members]. (06 Nov 2013)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Cannabis Regulation: Motion [Private Members]. (05 Nov 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Kane, Michael Flanagan: Legal cannabis would net €300m for the Exchequer. (25 Oct 2013)

[Irish Independent] , Harkin, Greg Mum's drug plea as son dies from 'legal high' in UK. (25 Oct 2013)

[Irish Examiner Breaking News] Bill proposes to legalise recreational use of cannabis. (24 Oct 2013)

[Irish Examiner Breaking News] 'Ming' Flanagan: legalisation of medical cannabis not a back door for recreational use. (29 Aug 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , Connolly, Shaun Medicinal cannabis may be used to treat MS sufferers. (16 Aug 2013)

[Irish Examiner] Editorial: Lack of awareness of drugs black market. (29 Jun 2013)

[thejournal.ie] Luke Ming Flanagan: I’m still smoking cannabis… but not in Ireland. (15 Jun 2013)

[Independent.ie] , Collins, Nick Legal highs 'should be sold like alcohol'. (09 Apr 2013)

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. New drug 4-MA to be placed under control across the EU. (07 Mar 2013)

[Independent.ie] , Harkin, Greg Scientist who made cannabis painkiller will fight conviction. (04 Feb 2013)

[Irish Independent] , O'Regan, Eilish Cannabis spray 'no aid to MS muscle spasms'. (13 Dec 2012)

[thejournal.ie] Legislation to address street trading of benzodiazepines ‘due in early 2013′. (19 Nov 2012)

[Medical Independent] , De Brun, Rita Online drugs a risky business. (01 Nov 2012)

[Irish Medical Times] , Mudiwa, Lloyd Over 120,000 illegal tablets and capsules seized by authorities. (11 Oct 2012)

[thejournal.ie] No clear timeline for approval of cannabis-based painkiller in Ireland. (20 May 2012)

[thejournal.ie] Taking new illicit drugs is like playing ‘a dangerous game of roulette’. (26 Apr 2012)

The Economist. [The Economist] Quietly, cannabis has in effect been decriminalised in Britain. (24 Mar 2012)

[Department of Health and Children] Minister of State with responsibility for Drugs Strategy, Róisín Shortall T.D., announces ban on more head shop products. (02 Nov 2011)

[Irish Medical Times] , Mousseau, Marie Catherine Controlled drugs. (06 Aug 2011)

[Home Office UK] UK Home Office has announced a ban on the import of phenazepam. (21 Jul 2011)

[European Commission] European Commission to strengthen rules to fight dangerous new synthetic drugs. (11 Jul 2011)

[European Commission] Commission achieves EU-wide ban on ecstasy-like drug mephedrone. (03 Dec 2010)

[Belfast Telegraph] Cannabis pills could soon be legalised in Republic of Ireland. (23 Nov 2010)

Irish Medical Times. [Irish Medical Times] Dept of Health considers cannabis-based drugs. (05 Oct 2010)

[Irish Medical Times] , Gantly, Dara Over-the-counter analgesics require closer monitoring. (15 Sep 2010)

[Department of Justice and Equality] Minister Ahern announces commencement of the Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Act 2010. (23 Aug 2010)

[Sunday Independent] , Cosgrave, Terrance Docs warn head-shop ban has little effect. (15 Aug 2010)

RTE News. [rte.ie] Justice Minister aims to close headshops. (18 Jun 2010)

Ireland. Department of Health and Children. [Department of Health and Children] Statement on Dimethocaine and the product "Amplified". (02 Jun 2010)

[Guardian, UK - Leader article] Cannabis should remain a class C drug, say UK government advisors. (13 Jan 2006)

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Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 290- Cannabis for medicinal use [47744/17]. (14 Nov 2017)

[Oireachtas] Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 report: motion [private members]. (09 Nov 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 193 - Cannabis for medicinal use [45537/17]. (26 Oct 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written Answer 165 - Addiction treatment services [40986/17]. (27 Sep 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written Answer 149 - Medicinal products licensing [39974/17]. (21 Sep 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written Answer 397 - Medicinal products availability [40687/17]. (Sep 2017)

[Oireachtas] Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017: committee and remaining stages. (19 Jul 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 101 - Medicinal products availability [Cannabis] [27734/17]. (21 Jun 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 191. Medicinal products licensing [cannabis] [22212/17]. (10 May 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 950 - Medicinal products licensing [19808/17]. (02 May 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer – 651 Legislative process [7646/17]. (07 Mar 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 645 – Medicinal products [12071/17]. (07 Mar 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Questions on promised legislation (Continued) [Medicinal cannabis]. (28 Feb 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 99 - Medicinal products [Cannabis] [4616/17]. (01 Feb 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 55 - Commencement of legislation [Cannabis] [4526/17]. (01 Feb 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 455- Medicinal products licensing [2818/17]. (24 Jan 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 461- Legislative programme [28536/16]. (04 Oct 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 534 - Misuse of drugs [27238/16]. (27 Sep 2016)

[Oireachtas] Seanad Eireann debate. Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016: report stage. (21 Jul 2016)

Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality. [Oireachtas] Report of the Committee on a harm reducing and rehabilitative approach to possession of small amounts of illegal drugs. (05 Nov 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate – Written answer- Misuse of drugs [35258/15]. (20 Oct 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 128 - Medicinal products availability [33480/15]. (30 Sep 2015)

[Oireachtas] Joint Committee on Health and Children. Report on the pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015. (22 Jun 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 407 - Sentencing policy [15431/15]. (21 Apr 2015)

[Oireachtas] Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2015: Order for Second Stage. (10 Mar 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 136 - Medicinal products availability [5178/15] [Sativex]. (04 Feb 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 454 - EU directives [tobacco][48025/14]. (16 Dec 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 119 - Proposed legislation [alcohol] [37330/14]. (01 Oct 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 350 - Alcohol Pricing [35527/14]. (23 Sep 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 206- Legislative measures [28869/14]. (03 Jul 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 451- Misuse of drugs [27837/14]. (01 Jul 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 635 - Medicinal products availability [16438/14]. (08 Apr 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 619 - Electronic cigarettes [16362/14]. (08 Apr 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 439. Drugs crime [39741/13]. (24 Sep 2013)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 668 - Medicinal products licensing [Sativex] [24360/13]. (21 May 2013)

[Oireachtas] Alcohol consumption: Statements (Resumed). (07 Nov 2012)

[Oireachtas] 456 {477 & 478]. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Health his plans to amend the Criminal Justice Psychoactive Substances Act, 2010 to ban the sale of cannabis seeds and fresh Psilocybin mushrooms also known as magic mushrooms as these are currently reported as being on sale in head shops and not banned under current law. [23891/12]. (15 May 2012)

[Oireachtas] 670. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health his plans to ban the use of Methoxetamine as a legal high. [21973/12]. (01 May 2012)

[Oireachtas] 453. Deputy Paschal Donohoe asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if there is a high prevalence of the legal drug Black Mamba; if the Garda has encountered many instances of it on the streets. [14008/12]. (13 Mar 2012)

[Oireachtas] 207. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health his views on a tobacco product (details supplied) sold in head shops. [2651/12]. (18 Jan 2012)

[Oireachtas] 172. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a significant street market has emerged for the sale of prescription drugs; his plans to make the sale of such drugs, without due authorisation, a criminal offence. [26765/11]. (29 Sep 2011)

[Oireachtas] 514. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to licence the cannabis derived medicine, Sativex, to alleviate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and whose introduction into here is supported by MS Ireland. [24969/11]. (20 Sep 2011)

[Oireachtas] 941. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health his plans to licence the drug Sativex for use by MS sufferers. [23621/11]. (14 Sep 2011)

[Oireachtas] 547. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that many of the products which were being previously sold in head shops are now widely available to anybody online.[18219/11]. (05 Jul 2011)

[Oireachtas] 269. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if he is satisfied that the recent legislation passed by the Dáil has resulted in the closure of all the head shops here. [39279/10]. (16 Nov 2010)

[Oireachtas] 132. Deputy Frank Feighan asked the Minister for Finance in view of the recent reports in the media confirming that legal highs can be purchased on-line and sent to customers here without any check carried out by Customs and Excise. [40989/10]. (04 Nov 2010)

[Oireachtas] 337. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the reason headshops have not been closed down as promised. [36161/10]. (12 Oct 2010)

[Oireachtas] 257. Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the effects of his recent anti-headshops laws. [35461/10]. (06 Oct 2010)

[Oireachtas] 196. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Health and Children the investigations carried out on the headshop product referred to as “whack”; and if it will form part of a future ban. (05 Oct 2010)

[Oireachtas] 575. Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Health and Children if she intends to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1977 to allow doctors to prescribe Sativex. (29 Sep 2010)

[Oireachtas] 397. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform, the number of head shops raided by the gardaí since the ban on certain substances took effect on 11 May 2010. (08 Jul 2010)

[Oireachtas] 205. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health and Children, if the Irish Medicines Board have applied or sought to apply sanctions against any head shop owners or online head shop owners. (08 Jul 2010)

[Oireachtas] 10. Deputy Catherine Byrne asked the Minister for Community; Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the steps being taken to stop the spread of head shops. (01 Jul 2010)

[Oireachtas] 130. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health and Children the actions being taken to routinely ensure that psychoactive products are not being sold by head shops and websites. (01 Jul 2010)

[Oireachtas] 131. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health and Children, the additional moneys that will be made available for the national awareness campaign regarding the dangers of legal highs. (01 Jul 2010)

[Oireachtas] 82. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the steps he is taking to address the growing on line trade in dangerous psychoactive substances. [28287/10]. (30 Jun 2010)

[Oireachtas] 65. Maureen O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Health and Children if she will direct the Irish Medicines Board to investigate the product WHACK. [27285/10]. (24 Jun 2010)

[Oireachtas] 147. Deputy James Reilly asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, the number of headshops that the Garda are aware of that shut down after 11 May 2010. [27050/10]. (23 Jun 2010)

[Oireachtas] 36. Deputy James Reilly asked the Minister for Health and Children her views on the adequacy of her response to the import, production, sale and supply of dangerous headshop products. [26181/10]. (22 Jun 2010)

[Oireachtas] 331. Deputy James Reilly asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of head shops known to the Garda. [25541/10]. (15 Jun 2010)

[Oireachtas] 80. Deputy Tom Hayes asked the Minister for Health and Children when legislation to ban the sale and distribution of substances sold in head shops and to provide for the closure of head shops will be introduced. [20273/10]. (18 May 2010)

[Oireachtas] 8. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice; Equality and Law Reform the steps that are being taken in advance of the ban on mephedrone and various other substances. [19654/10]. (13 May 2010)

[Oireachtas] 188. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position regarding the proposed legislation in relation to head shops. [18994/10]. (12 May 2010)

[Oireachtas] 54. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the action he will take to combat the problem of head shops. [18931/10]. (11 May 2010)

[Oireachtas] 48. Deputy Catherine Byrne asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if he is satisfied that everything possible is being done to prevent dangerous substances being sold for human consumption. [19056/10]. (11 May 2010)

[Oireachtas] 262. Deputy Mary Upton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if there are charges pending regarding the operations of head shops. [18364/10]. (05 May 2010)

[Oireachtas] 205. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the position regarding the closure of head shops. [17523/10]. (29 Apr 2010)

[Oireachtas] 136. Deputy Enda Kenny asked the Minister for Health and Children her plans to ban a substance on sale in head shops. [17066/10]. (28 Apr 2010)

[Oireachtas] 269. Deputy Catherine Byrne asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the progress made on the national advisory committee on drugs overview of psychoactive substances sold in head shops which went out to tender in February 2010. [16530/10]. (27 Apr 2010)

[Oireachtas] 150. Deputy Paul Gogarty asked the Minister for Health and Children if there is any legal barrier to making certain combinations of substances illegal until they have been assessed by the EU and national regulatory authorities. [16665/10]. (27 Apr 2010)

[Oireachtas] Deputy Denis Naughten: requested information on secondary legislation under the Misuse of Drugs Act; as earlier this week the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform announced that he asked the Attorney General to examine the regulation of all psychotropic drugs. (22 Apr 2010)

[Oireachtas] 64. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government his views on the efforts of local councils to tackle the proliferation of head shops by way of their planning powers. [15930/10]. (22 Apr 2010)

[Oireachtas] 266. Deputy Jim O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Health and Children if Sativex, available under special licence in the UK and elsewhere, for pain relief for those suffering from multiple sclerosis will be made available on prescription here. [14754/10]. (20 Apr 2010)

[Oireachtas] 374. Deputy James Reilly asked the Minister for Health and Children the actions she will take to restrict the operation of head shops and the sale of products. [15224/10]. (20 Apr 2010)

[Oireachtas] 29. Deputy Jim O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if, in view of the recent controversy surrounding headshops, proposals are in place to increase awareness of the negative effects of consuming psychoactive substances. [14059/10]. (01 Apr 2010)

[Oireachtas] 166. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the steps he is taking to have head shops closed permanently. [14054/10]. (31 Mar 2010)

[Oireachtas] Deputy Mary O’Rourke discussed headshops in the Midlands. (31 Mar 2010)

[Oireachtas] Deputy Denis Naughten raised the issue of a ban on mephedrone. (24 Mar 2010)

[Oireachtas] 109. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Finance if he has given consideration to making it illegal for any retailer to sell any product advertised as a legal high.[11662/10]. (10 Mar 2010)

[Oireachtas] 164. Deputy Joanna Tuffy asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason she proposes a three month standstill on legislative measures to outlaw the sale of certain products commonly sold in head shops.[11831/10]. (10 Mar 2010)

[Oireachtas] 181. Deputy Paul Gogarty asked the Minister for Health and Children the action that is being taken to head shops door to door advertising their wares and the provision of a delivery service. (09 Mar 2010)

[Oireachtas] 96. Deputy Enda Kenny asked the Minister for Health and Children her plans to introduce legislation to regulate head shops and the products sold within head shops. [10510/10]. (03 Mar 2010)

[Oireachtas] 149. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health and Children her plans on revisiting the listing of benzylpiperazine as a single addition to Schedule 1 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977. [10678/10]. (03 Mar 2010)

[Oireachtas] 138. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Health and Children if she will order an immediate inventory into the products sold in head shops. [9431/10]. (24 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 185. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Health and Children the steps she will take to regulate and ban substances sold in head shops. [8747/10]. (23 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 323. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the steps he will take to deal with the dangers of products sold in head shops. [8749/10]. (23 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 2. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the steps he will take to close or regulate head shops in view of the serious public concern. (18 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 29. Deputy Liz McManus asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if he will make a statement on the opening hours of head shops. [8400/10]. (18 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 269. Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Health and Children her plans to deal with head shops. [7928/10]. (16 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 19. Deputy Jimmy Deenihan asked the Minister for Health and Children her plans to introduce legislation to regulate head shops.[6894/10]. (11 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 158. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health and Children the procedure for banning a substance sold in head shops. [7096/10]. (10 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 218. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health and Children the steps she will take to curtail or ban the opening of head shops here;[6077/10]. (09 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 262. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health and Children the substances in products sold in head shops that are currently banned. [6679/10]. (09 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] Seanad Debate. Head Shops: Statements. (03 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 293. Deputy Catherine Byrne asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs his plans to curb the proliferation of head shops here. [5457/10]. (03 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 281. Deputy Mary Wallace asked the Minister for Health and Children the steps she is taking to deal with the ongoing concerns regarding head shops. [4556/10]. (02 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 404. Deputy Deirdre Clune asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the steps he has taken to ensure the control and regulation of head shops. [5385/10]. (02 Feb 2010)

[Oireachtas] 118. Deputy Brian O’Shea asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the action he will take regarding head shops. [4327/10]. (28 Jan 2010)

[Oireachtas] 231. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Health and Children the steps she will take to address the legal loophole which allows so-called head shops to sell products with serious psychiatric side effects. [4096/10]. (27 Jan 2010)

[Oireachtas] 263. Deputy James Reilly asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of head shops here; if the opening of these shops is regulated;[3101/10]. (26 Jan 2010)

[Oireachtas] 123. Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Health and Children if she will restrict public availability of chemicals such as mephedrone. [2755/10]. (21 Jan 2010)

[Oireachtas] Dail Debates. Adjournment Debate. Substance Abuse. (20 Jan 2010)

[Oireachtas] 446. Deputy Brian O’Shea asked the Minister for Health and Children the substances that have been added to the list of scheduled substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977. [1612/10]. (19 Jan 2010)

[Oireachtas] 177. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the proliferation of “head” shops which have opened here; [39806/09]. (05 Nov 2009)

[Oireachtas] 74. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Health and Children if her attention has been drawn to the proliferation of head shops which have opened here. [39804/09]. (05 Nov 2009)

[Oireachtas] 637. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health and Children the interaction she has had with the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, or the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, to address the problem of homeless rough sleepers in Dublin who are injecting bath salts acquired from head shops; [35685/09]. (03 Nov 2009)

[Oireachtas] 343. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs his plans to control the activities of so-called headshops, in which mind altering drugs (details supplied) are sold as substitutes for banned drug substances; the place of headshops in the national drugs strategy; [24557/09]. (23 Jun 2009)

[Oireachtas] 1. Deputy Catherine Byrne asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs his views on head shops which sell legal highs; the action he will take to tackle the proliferation of such shops in which a large variety of mind altering and potentially dangerous substances can be bought over the counter; if his attention has been drawn to the risks involved in taking these substances and the potential for these substances to become a gateway to experimentation with illegal substances. [18864/08]. (15 May 2008)

[Oireachtas] 89. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Health and Children her policy in relation to the availability of benzylpiperazine here; if the pills pose health risks.[4318/08]. (07 Feb 2008)

[Oireachtas] 225. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Health and Children if she has completed his consideration of whether or not to ban the sale of herbal ecstasy. [20962/07]. (02 Oct 2007)

[Oireachtas] 143. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if his attention has been drawn to the proliferation of head shops which have opened here; [39805/09]. (05 Nov 2006)

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Thesis

Griffin, Dawn Moira (2009) Studies in the synthesis and impurity profiling of 2,5-dimethoxy amphetamines. PhD thesis, University College Cork.

Kelly, D (2002) Exploring the legalisation of cannabis in Ireland. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Other

Ireland. Department of Health. (2015) The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015. Stationery Office, Dublin.

Kavanagh, Pierce and Sharma, Jayant and McNamara, Sinead and Angelov, Daniel and McDermott, Sean and Mullan, Daniel and Ryder, Sheila (2010) Head shop ‘legal highs’ active constituents identification chart (June 2010, post-ban). Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’s Hospital. Drug Treatment Centre Board. School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College., Dublin.

Kavanagh, Pierce and Spiers, Paul and O'Brien, John and McNamara, Sinead and Angelov, Daniel and Mullan, Daniel and Talbot, Brian and Ryder, Sheila (2010) Head shop 'legal highs' active consituents identification chart (July-August 2010, '714' - '823'). Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’s Hospital. Drug Treatment Centre Board. School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin.

Health Service Executive. (2010) If only you knew what I'm taking. Health Service Executive, Kildare.

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