Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi at a PNM campaign meeting in La Horquetta on Thursday night. Source: PNM FB page

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi announced tonight that the Bill to decriminalise marijuana will be laid in Parliament tomorrow.

Speaking at a local government campaign meeting in La Horquetta, Al-Rawi said that when Cabinet met today, members approved two pieces of law to be laid in the Parliament.

One was the amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act to decriminalise the possession of marijuana, and the Cannabis Control Authority Bill.

The Bills should get the support of the Opposition UNC since Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said at a campaign meeting last week that if elected in the 2020 general election, her government would introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana.

Last week, Al-Rawi said the legislation will include the expunging of records of people who have been convicted for possessing small quantities of marijuana. “They need to be out of the system” he said.


Even with 50 new cases in the country as of last night, several thousand supporters were in a frenzy around the country yesterday as they defied physical distancing to support their political party of choice.

More men and and young people are testing positive for Covid-19.

This is according to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Roshan Parasram who yesterday noted a shift in the sex, age and demographic of patients in the “second phase” of the virus compared to when the virus initially entered T&T.