St Vincent and the Grenadines will take its first step in examining the Social, Economic, Health and Legal implications surrounding the use of marijuana with three sets of workshops and a National Consultation.

These consultations will run concurrently on Wednesday June 15, the first will be with Faith-based organizations, interest groups and the youth at the Administrative Complex beginning at 9 in the morning; while the National Town Hall meeting takes place at 7pm at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown.

These sessions are being hosted by Caricom which has established a Regional Commission on Marijuana and are expected to engage all segments of society including the youth, religious bodies, interest groups and the general population.

It is expected that consensus from these national consultations will inform Caricom’s Policy on the use of the drug and its implications.

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