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Trinidad: Expunging ganja convictions being considered

ATTORNEY General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday said the issue of expunging the convictions of people caught using certain amounts of marijuana, is one that is being carefully worked out ahead of legislation to decriminalise marijuana being brought to Parliament this year.

He made this comment in response to a statement made earlier in the day by Emancipation Support Committee head Khafra Kambon. Al-Rawi said the legislation remains on track to be laid in Parliament in September. The “finalised product”, he continued, will go to the legislative review committee today. Al-Rawi hoped that it would go to Cabinet next week for its consideration.

While June was originally identified as the time for the legislation to be laid in Parliament, Al-Rawi said that did not happen because certain conditions were not met before that time.

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