Legal recreational drugs like cannabis and MDMA will soon be legal across the US, after being legalised by the US states of Maine and Washington.
The first states to legalise recreational cannabis were Alaska and Washington State, which have become popular recreational destinations for the US.
The Irish Government has said recreational cannabis should be legalised in all states.
“This has been a long journey, but this is a significant step forward,” said Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice and Equality in the State.
“We are taking a positive step towards a world where cannabis, a substance that has a long history of medicinal value, can be used safely, responsibly and legally.”
The new laws will see recreational cannabis become legal in the state of Maine on April 1, 2018.
Recreational cannabis will be available to anyone over the age of 21 in all of the state’s 100 counties.
“Our aim is to see the availability of recreational cannabis in the whole state by the end of the year,” Mr Fitzgerald said.
Recreational marijuana will be able to be consumed in the states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and California. “
As a first step we are taking the legalisation of recreational marijuana to all 100 counties.”
Recreational marijuana will be able to be consumed in the states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and California.
It is also expected to be available in some other states.
Other states will begin to see their recreational cannabis laws come into effect on April 30.
The legal recreational use of cannabis is expected to start on June 6, 2019, with the first states in line to have their recreational marijuana laws come in to effect on June 2.
The federal government has been working to regulate the sale of cannabis to help it to be more accessible to users, as well as reduce the risks associated with the drug.
“The federal government is committed to ensuring that the use of recreational recreational marijuana remains safe and accessible for everyone, regardless of where they live or where they work,” Mr Gallagher said.