The St. Kitts-Nevis government says it will consider and consult further on creating the framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes after a national commission submitted a number of recommendations surrounding the use of the drug in the twin-island Federation.

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris told Parliament Wednesday that the National Marijuana Commission, which had been appointed to consult with the public and enquire into the wide-ranging issues surrounding marijuana use, had issued 13 recommendations for consideration.

He said the Commission, which began its work in October 2017, presented its report on January 10 this year and “the Cabinet has accepted the unanimous recommendations of the Commission,” that was chaired by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws.

Harris told lawmakers, that the Commission had recommended that the Drugs Act be amended given the blanket criminalization of cannabis has been overtaken by passage of time and regional and international developments.

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