Skerrit delivering the 2019-2020 spending budget in Parliament. Photo: Govt YouTube channel

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit stated his government is anticipated to bring to parliament for consideration, legislation to decriminalize the possession of marijuana.

He produced the announcement although delivering the 2019/2020 National Spending budget at the First Meeting of the Fifth Session of the Ninth Parliament on Tuesday.

“The Government must bring to the Parliament for consideration, legislation to decriminalize the possession of marijuana,” he stated. “The Government will as a result propose that the possession of not much more than 28.35 grams (1 ounce) of marijuana, be decriminalised.”

He continued, “I indicated final year, that following engaging stakeholders, consideration would be offered to the achievable decriminalisation of marijuana.”

According to Skerrit, he has had the chance to hear the views of members of the public, numerous of whom have been engaged in expressing their views on this situation in the…

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