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Govt talks weed


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BASSETERRE – The St Kitts-Nevis government says it will consider and consult further on creating the framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes after a national commission submitted recommendations on the use of the drug in the twin-island federation.

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris told Parliament Wednesday that the National Marijuana Commission had issued 13 recommendations for consideration.

Harris told lawmakers that the commission recommended that the Drugs Act be amended given the blanket criminalisation of cannabis has been overtaken by passage of time and regional and international developments.

It also said that the use of cannabis and its derivatives for medicinal and scientific purposes should be permitted under licence and a strict legislated regime.