Consultations necessary for decision on legalising marijuana -AG, Granger

Recognising that marijuana offences are putting pressure on the justice and prison systems, legislators say that consultations are needed to determine whether there is a need to decriminalise minor related offences and legalise the drug for personal use.

There continue to be frequent prosecutions for possession, trafficking and to a lesser extent cultivation and not only are the Magistrates’ Courts feeling the pressure but also the High Court, where persons often go in an attempt to get bail once it has been refused at the lower court.

Last week, Guyanese-born security specialist Dr Ivelaw Griffith told this newspaper in an exclusive interview that he supports the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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