Book your plane tickets now: Ecstasy, ketamine and a ton of other drugs are now legal to possess in Ireland, but only until 12 a.m. on Thursday, reports the Irish Times.
That's left the Irish government scrambling to push through emergency legislation to patch up the loophole. But the earliest the legislation could take effect is 12 a.m. local time on Thursday, so in the interim the possession of a large number of previously outlawed drugs is technically legal.
The loophole doesn't affect some of the major recreational drugs, like marijuana, cocaine and heroin. And the sale of all drugs remains outlawed. But for the next 24 hours, you can legally possess and use drugs like ecstasy without fear of prosecution. The ruling
dozens of previous drug convictions according to Leo Varadkhar, the Irish Minister for Health. The situation in Ireland now is kind of like an incredibly boring version of the film "
," in which all crime is made legal for one night a year. While not exactly blockbuster material, it might make for a good indie documentary?