Francis outlines vision for ‘relaxing’ ganja laws


April 25th, 2018 Reading Time 2 min 1 comments National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has been expressing his opinion on how current ganja laws in Saint Lucia can be relaxed. Francis spoke after a Vieux Fort meeting with members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF). While making it clear that the Allen Chastanet administration has not made any decision regarding whether to decriminalise or legalise marijuana, the former Deputy Police Commissioner declared that he is in favour of allowing persons to have a certain amount of the herb in their possession. ” But the laws will still be applied -that you must be the age of eighteen to smoke it. You have to smoke it at your home – you can’t do it in public and you can’t be found near a school or a hospital with marijuana in your possession. So the rules are still going to be there – but just an easing up of some of the things and especially for your recreational, sacramental and for medical purposes,” the minister asserted. Francis outlines vision for ‘relaxing’ ganja laws

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