The Dominica government will table legislation allowing for anyone over 18 to be in possession of 28 grams of marijuana as it moves towards the decriminalisation of the drug for medicinal and other purposes in the future.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, speaking on his weekly television programme on Sunday night, said that the amendment to the existing legislation will be debated when the Parliament meets to discuss a number of matters.
Skerrit said that the initiative is in keeping with a promise made by his ruling Dominica Labour Party in the campaign for the Dec. 2019 general election.
He said: “This is a progressive move by the government and the next step is to look at marijuana from a medicinal standpoint and the bigger legislative agenda from this will come later down. But we made a commitment in our manifesto and also in the budget address of 2020 and we are going to Parliament to amend the legislation.”