Medical marijuana not on Trinidad Govt agenda

The People’s Partnership Government should be careful not to pursue the same course as Jamaica which recently legalised the use of marijuana for medical purposes, says political analyst Dr Bishnu Ragoonath. 

He believes such a move will not receive public support.

In an interview on Tuesday, Ragoonath said the Government would be treading on shaky ground if it pursued a policy to decriminalise marijuana.

“At this time, the Government has to be wary of societal needs and demands. The Government is preparing to go into a general election and should be careful as to what policies they will bring to the fore at this point in time,” he said.

He said that drug use had been linked to crime.

“There is already a concern about drug usage and whether the use of softer drugs can lead to harder drugs. I believe the Government is going to be very cautious about...

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