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(CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it will begin holding national public consultations on the decriminalisation of marijuana later this month.
It said Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Faris Al-Rawi, will host the three-month consultations that begin on January 23 , engaging “all citizens across Trinidad and Tobago inclusive a diverse array of professionals, medical practitioners, secondary and tertiary level students and the general public”.
Al-Rawi is quoted in the media here Monday as saying that legislation was not part of the government’s short term plans.
“The government’s focus right now is on decriminalisation. Marijuana is a dangerous drug. Whilst there may be advantages for its use on the medicinal side and whilst there is a…