Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has categorically stated that of the 7 plus months his Government has been in office, none of that time was spent discussing the decriminalization of marijuana.
He made the comments yesterday while speaking to the media at Piarco Airport, minutes before he left for a 12 day trip to the US, Ghana and the United Kingdom.
His response came in relation to an article in the media headlined “AG looks at legal ganja”, which suggested Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi had started the process of looking at the possibility of decriminalizing ganja.
In the article, Al-Rawi said Government had begun statistical groundwork for decriminalising marijuana possession and was also reviewing the Dangerous Drugs Act.
He also said a wide consultation would be planned before any policy decision is taken.
Responding to the Prime Minister’s comments after he left, Al Rawi explained that he was speaking as Attorney General and not on behalf of the Government.
He further stated that the context of the interview was not explained in the story and that the that the headline was misleading.
Attorney General Faris Al Rawi.