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Can you go to jail for smoking weed

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Can you go to jail for smoking weed


Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex.  


Thank you for reaching out and trusting us with your thoughts. First, it’s important you understand that Ask Alex cannot give any legal advice, however, you can read about drug offences in Ireland here:  


These are some tips and advice to stop smoking cannabis. Before you cut down;  

-Build some structure into your day 

-Get an idea of how much you’re using 

-Think about how cannabis is affecting your life 

-Decide what you’ll do instead of smoking 

-Set a small, realistic goal for stopping.


When you start cutting down, here are some tips to help; 

-Use ‘delay and distract’ if you get cravings 

-Ride out the lows 

-Get some support 

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Take care of yourself, we look forward to talking to you soon,  


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