Group Wants Saint Lucian Government to Decriminalize Marijuana

The Cannabis Movement in Saint Lucia is urging the government to follow the footsteps of Jamaica and decriminalize marijuana. Members say it would pave the way for a legal marijuana industry.

Andre de Caires, the head of the Cannabis Movement, has been a champion of marijuana tourism and decriminalization. He says Jamaica is heading down the right path by approving a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis and believes Saint Lucia should do the same.

“I hope that the rest of the islands would take Jamaica’s legislation and modify it to suit their particular needs in each individual territory. So we are faced with two choices. Our politicians could wait on CARICOM (the Caribbean Community) or make the move themselves,” he said. “I am personally involved and I know certain people who have cancer and have fought cancer with the juice of the Cannabis plant, so it...

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