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The general public is informed that public libraries at Roseau, Portsmouth, Marigot and Grand Bay; The National Documentation Centre and National Archives will be closed to the Public until further notice.

You are encouraged to visit our website at dlis.gov.dm and the Library and Information Service Facebook pages.

There will be no charges for overdue items. Members are encouraged to call 266 3341/3409 or send messages via the Facebook pages to renew book(s).

Please be guided accordingly.

Responding to the increasing calls from the public, NGOs and other stakeholders in the region and amidst the changing global environment, the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government at its Twenty-Fifth Inter-Sessional Conference convened in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 10 -11 March 2014, mandated the establishment of a CARICOM Regional Marijuana Commission (the Commission) to interrogate the issue of possible reform to the legal regimes regulating cannabis/ marijuana in CARICOM countries. The Heads were deeply concerned that thousands of young persons throughout the region had suffered incarceration for marijuana use and consumption and many, after their first experiences with the law, resolved to continue with crime as a way of life. Inconsistent applications of the law had led to deep resentment and non-cooperation with law enforcement agencies.

They were mindful too, that for years, Caribbean citizens had promoted the value of marijuana for its medicinal properties. Increasingly, these claims appeared to be confirmed by emerging scientific evidence. There was also a concern that without action, the region could be left behind because of fast-paced global trends toward law reform in terms of cannabis/marijuana. Already, several states in the United States had decriminalised the use of marijuana for medicinal uses. Uruguay, a sister OAS state, had legalised the consumption of marijuana.

Read the entire Report of the Regional Marijuana Commission document.

Posted: 10/12/2018

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