Saint Lucia Cabinet authorizes the drafting of a legislative and regulatory framework for cannabis

There are several countries in the Caribbean who have passed their own legislative framework so it’s not a matter of reinventing the wheel
The Star (St Lucia)
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Saint Lucia government’s point man on cannabis, Commerce Minister Bradley Felix, has announced that authorization has been given to draft a legislative and regulatory framework for cannabis. However, Saint Lucia is still “quite some ways away from having anything on the books.” The framework will include looking at personal, religious and medicinal use, as well as scientific research and also to setting up a sort of a licensed regime to govern the industry. Authorization was also given to look into the expungement of records of people who had been incarcerated, charged with amounts less than 30 grams, without having a violent attachment to it. Full legalization has not been agreed upon. It remains unclear when the draft framework will be completed.