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(PRESS RELEASE) – Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis has endorsed the safe and fair decriminalization and legalization of cannabis in Saint Lucia after being informed about all aspects of the proposed Saint Lucia Cannabis industry. The information was presented last week by representatives of the Herbal Cooperative, the Cannabis Movement and the ...

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Mayor of Castries Peterson Francis anticipates a host of new problems with the legalization of cannabis. Following a recent meeting with the cannabis commission, his worship says while he understands the stance of pro-cannabis movement, he believes more thought needs to go into the process of cannabis law reform.
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During his New Year’s address last Sunday, opposition leader Philip J. Pierre indicated that an administration headed by him will endeavour to take advantage of opportunities in the cannabis industry. He boasted that the Labour Party was first to commence dialogue with stakeholders regarding the opportunities for the economic and medicinal use of the plant.

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Presently many countries are still in the earliest years of a pro-cannabis policy, and many are still seeking to form the foundations of their own domestic industry, with the notion of serving as a market exporter an enticing but distant goal. Nonetheless, those that already have a strong regulatory regime for labelling will have a far easier path to capitalising on strong demand as exporters, compared to those that do not.

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Chairman of the cannabis movement Andre Decaires is accusing the current administration of dragging its feet on cannabis law reform. He warns of vigorous protest action by interest groups, if the authorities fail to take concrete steps to legalize the herb.
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The Cannabis Movement of Saint Lucia has warned that it intends to protest in ‘a more serious manner’, if by January 2020 nothing is done about moving forward on cannabis law reform. The warning was issued by the movement’s Chairman, Andre De Caires who expressed the view that everything is pointing to full legalisation. He […]

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The Babonneau Multi-Purpose Centre on Monday was the final stomping ground on the public consultation drive by Saint Lucia’s Cannabis Commission. Kicking off last month, earlier stops were made in Castries, Dennery, Soufriere, Vieux Fort, Anse La Raye and Gros Islet. Much like the first public meeting on November 26, just about twenty people showed up for the Babonneau meeting.

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