St Vincent parliament to debate marijuana legislation

Prime Minister Gonsalves criticised the opposition's approach to reforming of the marijuana laws
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Monday, September 3, 2018

st vincent cannabis fieldThe St Vincent and the Grenadines parliament will meet for the first reading of three pieces of legislation as the government continues its efforts to establish a medical marijuana industry in the country. Agriculture and Forestry Minister, Saboto Caesar will table The Medicinal Cannabis Industry Bill, The Cannabis Cultivation (Amnesty) Bill, and The Permitted Use of Cannabis for Religious Purpose Bill, a few months after the Ralph Gonsalves administration had indicated a desire to have the relevant laws passed by March. The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has said that the government must ensure that any medical marijuana industry established in St Vincent benefits the citizens. (See also: Medical marijuana bills reach Parliament)