The first step towards dropping charges and convictions against persons held for possession of small amounts of marijuana was taken yesterday when the Attorney General’s Office applied to the High Court to have those criminal records expunged.
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Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi is taking note to Cabinet today to seek proclamation of the recently passed law to allow people to legally possess 30 grammes to marijuana.
Police have destroyed over $10 million dollars in marijuana trees in Biche.
The trees were discovered and destroyed by officers of the Eastern Division, during an eradication exercise on Tuesday.
During the exercise led by Inspector Juri and Corporal Ramnarine, officers of the Eastern Division’s Special Operations Unit, Task Force, and the Biche Police Station carried out a search of a bushy area off Lasalle Road, Biche.
The search resulted in officers discovering a camp containing 10,110 marijuana trees.
Tobago Divisional officers have destroyed $500,000 in marijuana during an eradication exercise in the Mt. St. George area.
The exercise took place on Sunday and was supervised by Sgt. Stewart, of the Tobago Division.
Officers attached to both the Crown Point Police Station and Tobago Division Task Force, executed an exercise in a forested area of Mt. St. George and destroyed 50 kilogrammes of cured marijuana along with two seedlings.
Officers are confident that an arrest will be made soon, as investigations are continuing into the matter.
Declaring that he has been a marijuana smoker since age nine, a marijuana farmer admitted many people in the rural communities of Rio Claro and environs depend on marijuana cultivation to support themselves and their families.
He was speaking at the fifth public consultation of the decriminalisation of marijuana at the Hansraj Sumairsingh Multipurpose Complex, Rio Claro on Wednesday.
Two persons were arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Pleasantville district, early yesterday morning.
During the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at the Pleasantville Terrace home of a 23-year-old suspect, around 4:45 am on Thursday.
The search resulted in a gift bag containing 2.3 kilogrammes of marijuana being discovered in a room of the house.
The drug has an estimated street value of $23,000.