CARICOM heads to consider dismantling marijuana prohibition

The commission used Jamaica as a point of reference
The Gleaner (Jamaica)
Monday, July 2, 2018

Caricom marijuana commissionThe dismantling of the prohibition of marijuana in its totality across member states is a key recommendation contained in the report of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana 2018, which will be reviewed by heads of government at the 39th conference of the regional body to be held in Montego Bay from July 4-6. In its report, the Commission, comprising professionals with expertise in the fields of law, ethics, sociology, psychiatry, medical, and social research, and criminology, argued that a strictly regulated framework for marijuana akin to that for alcohol and tobacco, should be introduced. Alcohol and tobacco are harmful substances that are not criminalised in CARICOM states. (See also: No room yet for trade of recreational marijuana | Caricom heads to discuss marijuana decriminalisation)