Skerrit announces national consultation on marijuana; downplays its economic impact – Dominica News OnlinePosted by On

PM Skerrit addressing the issue of marijuana during his Independence Day address

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that the first national consultation on the decriminalization of marijuana will be held on November 16 but has rejected the notion that such a move could have a positive impact on the nation’s economy.

“Decriminalization of certain quantities of marijuana and the use of certain potencies of marijuana for medicinal purposes is another issue we must confront having reached the age of forty,” Skerrit stated in his 2018 Independence Day address.

He said the issue of whether to allow the use of medicinal and or recreational marijuana is a matter that will come under the microscope in an open and transparent manner in the months ahead.

“As a matter of fact,…

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