Head of Caricom Commission calls for change in cannabis laws

There has also been an marked increase in public support for a change in legislation around the region
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Monday, November 19, 2018

rose marie belle antoineChairperson of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Commission on Marijuana, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, has called for a change in the region's cannabis laws, as the majority of Caribbean governments continue to urge caution on the way forward. Belle Antoine said following the Commission's two-and-a-half-year public consultation she had now taken a firm position on the matter. "After reviewing all of the evidence, looking at all of the laws, listening to people in the region, I am personally committed and quite clear in my mind that the law needs to change,” she said, adding that this change could be through legalisation or decriminalisation. “I personally feel it should be legalisation,” she said, noting the health and economic benefits.