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If you smoke weed, can you go to jail

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Can my mum go to jail for smoking weed?


Hey there, welcome to Ask Alex!
We’re really glad you’re brave enough to ask such an important question. It’s completely natural to have concerns about things like this. Let’s talk about your question regarding your mum and weed.
First of all, it’s important you understand that Ask Alex cannot give any legal advice, however, you can read about drug offences in Ireland here: The laws regarding cannabis use can vary from place to place. 
If you’re worried about your mum’s cannabis use, the best thing you can do is talk to her openly and honestly about your concerns. Communication can go a long way in resolving issues and understanding each other better. If you feel you cannot talk to your mum, do you have another adult you would feel comfortable sharing your concerns with? It might also be a good idea to look for support from the Childline Team.
Childline is an excellent support service for young people. You can reach out to us anytime, day or night, at freephone 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat on We have trained facilitators who can listen to your concerns, explore options and provide resources to help you through difficult situations. Remember, you’re never alone; there are people who care and want to support you.
Feel free to reach out to Childline whenever you’re ready, and we’ll be here waiting for you. Take care, and remember that asking questions and seeking help is a sign of strength. 
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