Daniel lobbies for marijuana legalisation

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 A United Progressive Party (UPP) member of parliament is suggesting that the government considers granting licences to marijuana farmers from whom the government could purchase the controlled substance for distribution.
The government is moving towards decriminalising 10 grammes of marijuana for personal use, but Wilmoth Daniel, the St. Phillip South MP said the government should be involved in the wholesale distribution of the naturally grown cannabis.
“I feel that marijuana can be planted, but, in my view, government should give people licence, government buy all and then government distribute to the various pharmacies and then you go with your ID and buy your stuff,” Daniel said.
Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalise the consumption and sale of marijuana, ultimately turning pharmacists into dealers.
Daniel told OBSERVER Radio’s Connecting with Dave Lester Payne that he has received a lot of criticism from the public for suggesting that the government should legalise marijuana. He, however, insisted that it is a great revenue generating scheme but there must be proper policies in place.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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