A report on the findings of a survey carried out into the extent of the problems caused by use of synthetic cannabinoid substances – so called “Legal” or “herbal highs” – in Co Monaghan will be launched on Wednesday, November 25 next by Minister of State for New Communities, Culture and Equality Aodhan O Riordain TD.
The findings of the research will be outlined at a public event in Teach Na nDaoine Family Resource Centre at 2:30pm.
The report is entitled “A community based study of Synthetic Cannabinoid use in Co Monaghan, Ireland”
A partnership of health and support organisations commissioned an investigation into the extent of the problem in the county after widespread public concerns about the issue were raised.
Next week’s event will give an overview of the research and its findings and main recommendations. A number of keynote speakers will present an indication of how the issue is evolving.
The organisers said this week: “Some time will be allotted towards the end of the presentation for questions to be directed to the panel. However due to the expected high turn out, it is strongly advised that organisations, journalists, community representatives and other interested parties submit their name and details to the contact person in Teach Na nDaoine (04771398) in advance of the event.
Those wishing to ask questions on the day, without submitting their details in advance, may not be heard.