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Are you happy with the move to decriminalise marijuana?

At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al Rawi has laid two pieces of leg­is­la­tion in Par­lia­ment, that seek to de­crim­i­nalise mar­i­jua­na.

The Attorney General said that be­tween 2017 and 2018, there were 84,666 cas­es be­fore the courts un­der the Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act, and said that now was the right time to amend the Dangerous Drugs Act.

He said this decision was taken after significant research, wide stakeholder consultation and careful legislative scrutiny.

In a statement in the House of Representatives this afternoon, the Attorney General said there is need for the strict licensing and regulation of the research, cultivation, supply, and commercialization of marijuana through the establishment of a Cannabis Control Authority.

He said the proposed Dangerous Drugs Amendment Bill 2019 and the Cannabis Control Bill 2019 was to come sometime during today’s proceedings.

The bills are called the Dan­ger­ous Drugs (Amend­ment) Bill and the Cannabis Con­trol Bill.

IzzSo Media took to the streets of Port-of-Spain to get citizens reaction to the news which the AG broke last evening at the PNM’s Political rally in La Horquetta.