Tuesday, August 6, 2019

St. Kitts and Nevis decriminalises cannabis

By Kenichi Serino

In what the government has described as “a landmark” move, the National Assembly has voted to decriminalize the use of small amounts of cannabis for private and religious use in St. Kitts and Nevis, replacing some criminal penalties with fines and community service.

The new law passed by the National Assembly on July 31 changes the penalties for possession of up to 15g of cannabis, the use of cannabis in private residences and in houses of worship for the Rastafarian community. It also allows for persons to apply to the Drugs Council for permission to cultivate cannabis for these uses.  Read more >>