Legalization of recreational marijuana will result in international sanctions – PM

He said that a country must put legislation in a sensible strategic frame as this country is now doing
Searchlight (St Vincent)
Friday, November 30, 2018

Ralph GonsalvesSt Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) cannot legalize marijuana for recreational purposes without facing sanctions internationally. And persons who say we can just "free up the weed" are opportunistic and misleading says Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves. He explained that because of the nature of the international legal regime, this country could face sanctions if we do not approach the cannabis issue correctly. "We are a small country, we are not Canada or California," stressed the Prime Minister who noted also that "freeing up the weed" in SVG does not add significant income to persons selling it locally because the base is too small. "The international conventions to which we subscribe make an exception to do medical cannabis, not to do recreational."