Saint Lucia cabinet to deliberate on cannabis commission’s proposals

The Commission was set up in July 2019 to review and make recommendations on the laws and regulations as it relates to cannabis
The Star (St Lucia)
Monday, June 15, 2020

st lucia cannabis movementOver ten months since the Saint Lucia government announced the formation of a Cannabis Commission, a report has been presented to the cabinet of ministers for a decision on the way forward. Mandated to “consult and provide advice on the design of a legislative and regulatory framework for cannabis”, the commission was chaired by Michael Gordon QC. From November-December 2019, the commission hosted a total of seven town hall meetings throughout the island, and also embarked on a social media campaign. The government’s point man on cannabis Commerce Minister Bradley Felix said that the criminalization of cannabis— which costs $3.6 million— has been ineffective in reducing related use.