One of Grenada’s leading advocates in the fight for the legalization of marijuana, attorney-at-law Anslem Clouden has welcomed with open arms, the government’s pronouncement of the pending legalization of the banned drug cannabis via the throne speech delivered to the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.
In outlining the government’s plans for the next five years, Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Cecile La Grenade, in the throne speech said, the government will invest in the emerging sector of the cannabis industry. Cannabis will be legalized and a legal and regulatory framework for its production and sale will be created to commence and guide the development of the industry. The focus will be on the medical and industrial uses of the plant, to create employment, and generate foreign exchange.
In his response, Clouden dubbed the disclosure as welcoming news that will augur well for the country’s economic development.