Saint Kitts Government To Table Marijuana Use Legislation


CMC News:– The St Kitts and Nevis government Monday stated it would table legislation in the Parliament on Tuesday enabling for the regulated and controlled use of marijuana for medicinal, scientific, religious and recreational purposes in the twin island Federation.

A government statement stated that Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris will table the amendments to the Drugs (Prevention and Abatement of the Misuse and Abuse of Drugs) (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

“The far-reaching legislative amendments come just after the Cabinet established a National Marijuana Commission to ascertain the views of citizens and residents on cannabis use,” the statement stated, noting that the consultations, which had been chaired by the Chief Healthcare Officer, Dr Hazel Laws, had “found unanimous agreements for the decriminalization of marijuana in the Federation”.

It stated that the Commission had also suggested a phased method to the establishment of a marijuana business and that the Cabinet adopted the…

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