Trinidad & Tobago Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Heads To Parliament House
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi estimates the bill could save Trinidad & Tobago up to $700 million per year The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian reports Legislation to have marijuana decriminalised is to be laid in Parliament today. The announcement of the long-awaited legislation was made by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi at last nights People’s National Movement (PNM) Local Government election meeting in La Horquetta. “Our Cabinet today (yesterday) under our Prime Minister today (yesterday) approved for laying tomorrow in the Parliament, two pieces of law. One the amendment to the Dangerous Drug Act to decriminalise the possession of marijuana,” he said. The Cabinet also approved the laying of the Cannabis Control Authority bill. Al Rawi explained the legislation proposes to allow persons to have up to 30 grammes of marijuana in their possession. He added persons in possession of 30 to 60 grammes of marijuana will be issued a fixed penalty notice by police. Once paid on time, AG Al Rawi said this will not affect a person’s criminal record. However, he noted failure to do so, the offender may face a fine of up to $50,000. The AG made it clear that persons will not be allowed to smoke marijuana in…
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