Bermuda to legalise small amounts of ganja

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ganja.jpgThe ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) government has assured the Opposition party Progressive Labour Party (PLP) that it has been holding talks with police and prosecutors over plans to decriminalise possession of small amounts of marijuana.

One of the most damaging consequences for Bermudians convicted of marijuana possession is that the United States and Canada places them on their stop-lists.

Attorney-General Trevor Moniz gave an update on Wednesday on the OBA's Throne Speech pledge last November, after the Opposition PLP revealed it would table a decriminalisation of cannabis Bill in the House of Assembly.

At a news conference ahead of Friday's reconvening of Parliament, Shadow Attorney-General Michael Scott said the PLP's proposed legislation would drop penalties against those found with a small amount of the drug.