Island Getaways Antigua and Barbuda Move to Decriminalize Pot

Reduced Penalties Aim to Give Youth a Second Chance

The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda announced on Friday, May 8, the launch of a commission to oversee the process of decriminalizing the possession of small quantities of marijuana.+

Social Transformation Minister Samantha Marshall is to head the five-member commission made up of both ruling party and opposition lawmakers, government spokesman Lionel Hurst told media following a cabinet meeting.+

Antigua and Barbuda have created a commission to oversee the decriminalization of marijuana possession. 

Hurst says the government wants to give young people with a criminal drug history a second chance.+

“What we want to ensure is that a small mistake in your early life does not continue to plague the adult who is responsible and would not be involved in anything drug related,” he told Observer AM.+

Hurst explained that drug charges can interfere with young people, especially men, getting...

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