BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC – The St. Kitts-Nevis government has hailed the decision to introduce legislation aimed at decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana for medicinal and other purposes as a step towards the twin-island Federation consolidating its freedom from slavery.

In a message to mark Emancipation Day, observed on Aug. 5, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said that last week, his administration introduced to Parliament legislation to amend the prohibitive Drugs (Prevention & Abatement of the Misuse and Abuse of Drugs) Act, which forbade the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana.

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