Rohee restates govt’s zero tolerance for ganja, other drugs

Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee yesterday restated the government’s zero-tolerance policy on all drugs that are deemed illicit, including marijuana, according to GINA

His statement follows a news item  in yesterday’s Stabroek News which raised the question as to whether there was any prospect of decriminalizing marijuana for recreational, medical and religious uses. In that news item, Attorney General Anil Nandlall said that  he knows “of strong views held by large groupings within our country both for and against the decriminalisation question.” He said that perhaps the time has come for the country to begin a national conversation on the matter and for public consultations to be held.

According to the Attorney General, in terms of the revision of the penalty for the possession of marijuana which currently obtain, “again,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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