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Call to ease ganja laws


ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Call to ease ganja laws

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THE ZERO TOLERANCE stance on marijuana needs to end.

Andrew Pilgrim, Queen’s Counsel mixed no matters yesterday as he spoke on the controversial topic while speaking at the inaugural Barbados Bar Association Whitsun Weekend Law Conference at Hilton Hotel.

Speaking to the packed conference room, Pilgrim explained that crimes related to marijuana in Barbados were, in many cases, treated more harshly than other heinous crimes such as murder.

And with there being no current regulation due to its criminalisation, Pilgrim noted the status quo was creating grounds for more problematic behaviour. (AD)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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