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Trinidad gov't reviewing ganja laws, hoping to decriminalise substance

Published:Monday | May 2, 2016 | 5:24 PM
Trinidad's Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says the government is reviewing existing legislation as well as planning wide consultation before adopting any position.

The Trinidadian government is examining the possibility of decriminalising marijuana.

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says the government is reviewing existing legislation as well as planning wide consultation before adopting any position.

Al Rawi told the Trinidad Guardian that if an argument is to be made for decriminalisation, the limits to be applied must be considered.

CARICOM leaders have established the CARICOM Cannabis Commission to look into the matter of decriminalising marijuana for medicinal purposes.

However, Jamaica has already decriminalised the possession of small amounts of marijuana.