Trinidad &Tobago Government Set To Decriminalize Marijuana

The Trinidad and Tobago government has recently announced that it plans to introduce legislation that will allow for the decriminalization of marijuana for medicinal and other purposes.

In a statement, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi disclosed that there would be amendments to the Dangerous Drug Act and the introduction of the Cannabis Control Authority Bill.

He noted that the government would first seek to have the matter debated in Parliament.

The Attorney General, in his statement, outlined most of the measures that the legislation would contain, including allowing persons to have up to 30 grams of marijuana in their possession.

There will be a fixed penalty for persons in possession of 30 to 60 grams of the drug.

Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Fellow 

Edited by Jesus Chan

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