ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Prime Minister of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr The Hon Timothy S. Harris has joined the conversation by many sectors of society, to make marijuana legal, particularly following Jamaica’s lead in 2015 to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of the herb, saying it is not as easy as a walk in the park, as many perceive.
The regional leader used the opportunity during a diaspora town hall meeting at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School’s auditorium on Saturday October 22, 2016, to shed some light on the hot topic that has been dominating many conversations particularly in the region of late.
According to him, following a meeting with his Jamaican counterparts, there are some challenges that they are being faced with following that step to make it “alright” to have marijuana in small amounts.
“And I would say they regretting it,” he noted.
“…I was in a meeting with the Prime Minister [Andrew M. Holness] and he said the banks in Jamaica are not taking monies into their banks from persons whose trade is marijuana. Because they are saying that the international banks consider it to be a drug and to get involved in receiving money from drug activities, they could lose their license, they could be fined millions of dollars. So it is not as easy as some people believe,” Hon Harris said.