Grenada Prime Minister: No Plans to Decriminalize or Legalize Marijuana

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Grenada will not follow the decisions of certain states in the United States in decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana, Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said Friday.

Thomas, who was speaking to the Ninth Annual General Meeting of the Grenada Drug Information Network and National Observatory (GRENDIN) on Drugs, rejected calls to decriminalize marijuana, given the potential impact on “national well-being and law and order.”

““Today, amid renewed attempts at the regional and international levels, I wish to place on record that my Government will not yield to such pressures or persuasions. We will not decriminalize or legalize marijuana,” the Prime Minister said, while reaffirming the Government’s commitment to the national anti-drug campaign.

“Today, amid renewed attempts at the regional and international levels, I wish to place on record that my Government will not yield to such pressures or persuasions,” he said. “We will not decriminalize or legalize marijuana,” the Prime Minister said, while reaffirming what he said was the government’s commitment to a national anti-drug campaign.

He pledged to continue working with the Caribbean and international community to help stem the flow of illicit drugs across the region to the North American market.

Thomas said the etsablishment of GRENDIN was an “invaluable part of our fight to reduce and ultimately eradicate the use and abuse of illegal drugs in Grenada and our region.”

The region’s highest-profile advocate for drug legalization has been Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina.

 

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