And while the loophole allows "legal highs" for the day, selling drugs is still a crime. “It is still the case that the sale, supply, export or import of such substances remains illegal, even now today,” Ireland’s Health Minister Leo Varadkar told reporters.
Further complicating matters, a number of people standing trial for narcotics offenses could see their convictions overturned, according to NewsTalk.
The Irish government will be working (and kicking themselves) late tonight to pass emergency legislation that’ll fix their mistake and restore the ban, but it won’t come into effect until 12am on Thursday, a day after it’s signed into law.
Which means partygoers won't be able to use the drugs on St. Paddy's Day. So much for the luck of the Irish!
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.