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AG: Legalise ganja? Not so fast

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

AG: Legalise ganja? Not so fast

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THERE WILL BE no legalisation of marijuana without the country understanding the implications of doing so.

This was the declaration of Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, who was speaking at the anniversary awards and recognition ceremony of the National Council on Substance Abuse, held at the Accra Beach Hotel on Saturday night.

He said such a move had implications for the country and for young people, in particular, “when they use these substances”.

“I am not for the criminalisation of our young people for small quantities of marijuana . . . but I am certainly not going to go in the direction of encouraging the Government of Barbados to legalise marijuana, or any drug, without us understanding the implications for us as a country and the implications for our young people,” he told the audience that included Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson. (HLE)

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