Legalising recreational ganja still off the table in SVG

Possession of small quantities will not become a ticketable offence, as some persons had suggested
iWitness News (St Vincent)
July 26, 2018

Ralph GonsalvesThe Ralph Gonsalves government will amend the laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to decriminalise marijuana use for medicinal and religious purposes. However, recreational users of the plant will have to depend on “police tolerance”, if they are caught with smaller quantities. Gonsalves restated the position of his government during an interview, notwithstanding the suggestion of the CARICOM Marijuana Commission that the plant be legalised. Commenting on the commission’s report, which was presented to CARICOM leaders at their summit in Jamaica earlier this year, Gonsalves said that the report “is an exhaustive one” on which commissioner did a lot of work, for which he commended them. (See also: Most Vincentians oppose legalising ganja — PM)