Grenada Appears Ready to Decriminalize Marijuana

Grenada Appears Ready to Decriminalize Marijuana

An individual from the Grenada Marijuana Decriminalization Committee has affirmed that proposed enactment looking towards the way to deal with being taken by the nation concerning decriminalizing the utilization of Maryjane is by and by before the Cabinet of Ministers for conversation and the subsequent stage will be public counsel.

“The proposed legislation which will result in changes to our drug legislation is presently before the Cabinet,” said Agriculture Minister Peter David, who is an individual from the three-part advisory group entrusted with thinking of the most ideal way Grenada can implement parts of the Caricom’s Marijuana bonus report.

Different individuals are Health Minister, Nickolas Steele and Attorney General Dia Forrester.

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In December 2020, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell in a public gathering said Grenada will build up its own model for developing, appropriation, providing and utilization of maryjane as it pushes ahead to uphold a part of Caricom’s Marijuana Commission report.

The expectation is that pot use for sporting purposes will be decriminalized as well as sanctioned.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell said during the official Q&A event, stated “Just like alcohol, like a cigarette, marijuana days for decriminalizing, for legalizing is coming too, that is a fact, the question is how it is done, what extend we go in dealing with the law as it relates to that drug use is something that will come forward,”

Calling attention to that other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) part states, for example, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Antigua and Barbuda have effectively endorsed enactment to decriminalize the utilization of Marijuana, Dr. Mitchell who is likewise the Minister for National Security said that “Grenada will do its own.”

A new examination study named, ‘Weed Use Among Young Men in Grenada during the COVID-19 Pandemic’ uncovered that 71 of the 96 respondents smoked weed, preceding March 25th, 2020.

As indicated by information from the Grenada Drug Epidemiology Network (GRENDEN), weed keeps on being the primary controlled medication burned-through in Grenada.

A reality sheet from GRENDEN in March 2021 said that in an overview directed among 71 understudy competitors in March 2020, (24) revealed that they had utilized maryjane; this presents 34% of the competitors who took part in the review. The normal period of the first utilization of weed use among the competitors was 14 years.

Maryjane, as per GRENDEC is the principle drug utilized by customers who looked for treatment at the Rathdune Psychiatric Unit in 2020 for drug use; 94 of the 133 customers looked for treatment because of issues related to the utilization of cannabis and 35 of the youngsters who detailed that they had smoked weed, were in the age bunch 17 to 21 years.

It’s perceived that once the law is changed for weed use, thought will be given to ensure people who ought not to be presented to recycled smoke with laws for forbidding smoking openly.

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