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CASTRIES,St. Lucia, Nov. 8, CMC – Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Philip J. Pierre, has been responding negatively to assertions that there could be a tourism backlash from the island’s failure to legalise marijuana.

Pierre, who is a former Tourism Minister, told reporters Wednesday that St Lucia can make a start by decriminalising possession of small portions of ganja.

He spoke against the backdrop of a warning by visiting Canadian ganja expert, Marc Emery, that there could be a tourism backlash once the herb remains illegal here.

Emery asserted that visitors from places where marijuana is already legal will come to St Lucia expecting that the herb will be available and go elsewhere like Jamaica, when they recognise that it is…

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