Support grows for marijuana decriminalisation across region

Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The chairperson of the Caricom Regional Commission on Marijuana Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine says there's much support across the region for the decriminalisation of marijuana. Speaking at a National Cannabis Rally, Belle Antoine said that “the vast majority of the people…whom we have spoken to….want law reform”. “They want the law to change. There's overwhelming support. What is clear is to move away from the prohibition and certainly to move way from criminalisation.” Earlier this year, the Caricom Regional Commission on Marijuana recommended that marijuana be legalised and regulated, much like alcohol.