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St Lucia urged to get on-board with marijuana legislation

Jamaica Observer

Saturday 10 Nov 2018

Canadian Cannabis Rights Activist Marc Emery is urging St Lucia to get on-board with the legalisation of the now illegal herb or face the consequences in the tourism market from his country.

Canada recently legalised the use of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes and Emery said Canadians are now free to carry the substance across their country.

He pointed out that Canadians are going to come to St Lucia, where cannabis is illegal, and if they cannot find marijuana easily and readily, they are going to bring their own from Canada, which might cause problems.

“This is going to cause situations at immigration and customs which will have people putting on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook, oh I was arrested at customs in St Lucia and they took away my cannabis and give me a fine,” Emery said. “This is going to be bad publicity.”

He stated that countries in the Caribbean that legalise marijuana will definitely reap benefits.

“You going to have five [thousand], ten thousand Canadians, minimum, coming this winter and they are not going to find cannabis and they are going to be frustrated and go to Jamaica,” Emery remarked.

Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands are three Caribbean countries that have so far decriminalised marijuana.




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