Days of locking up young people for a spliff over says PM

31

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has told residents of Gray’s Farm that they can now legally consumer cannabis without being locked up for it.

Browne addressed a political meeting in the community last night.

He made reference to the recent amendment to the Misuse of Drug Act which according to a spokesperson for the Attorney General has now been gazetted.

Browne said the days of terrotisng the ghetto youth are over “and we stopped it.”

“That is why today you can walk with up to 15 grams. I am not encouraging you to go and smoke in public and to offend others.

“Smoke in the privacy of your homes, smoke as much as you want but be responsible,” he told residents.

The amendment which paved the way for decriminalisation of marijuana was approved in both houses of parliament this year.

The Act allows residents to have up to 15 grams of cannabis instead of the original 10 grams proposed.

The proposed law will also make it lawful for a household to have up to four plants in their possession.

It also prevents users from being criminalised for use of the cannabis.

 

31 COMMENTS

  1. long time we need our plants in our yard ,when you loose the election you can come by and we burn a few joints it is over for you and your party you guys have noooo plan stealing the upp plans because they looking out for the masses and poor people would benifit you only care about a few, I would love to be paying less for electricity, less for a gas as long as it is low on the market less to license my car, and less for food and health care ….but guess what only yida and all your so call investors can benifit u have FAILED. ..TIME TO START GIVING THESE PARTIES 5 YEARS OR LESS SO WE THE POOR PEOPLE CAN BENIFITS, THIS AMNESTY SHIT ONLY HELPS A FEW THAT WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO PAY EVER WHAT ABOUT THE PERSONS THAT SEE TO IT THEIR BILLS ARE PAID BUT BARELY MAKE IT JUST LOWER IT BUT GUESS WHAT TO MUCH MONEY INTEREST. ..UP TO NOW IT IS ILLEGAL TO SET UP YOUR OWN SOLAR PANELS TO GET FREE POWER YOU STILL HAVE TO GO ON THEIR GRID BECAUSE OF MONEY INTEREST WHAT KIND OF POOR PEOPLE HAVE $30000 TO PLAY WITH THESE ARE THE KIND OF STUFF PEOPLE SHOULD BE VOTING FOR BUT FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE WE SELL OUR SELVES SHORT, THE ALP DONT CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF ANTIGUA AND BARBARA, AND ANOTHER THING THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE IN THIS COUNTRY HOW CAN SOME ONE VOTE IN A COUNTRY AFTER BEEN HERE FOR ONLY 3 YEARS AND IT TAKES OVER U YEARS TO APPLY FOR AN ANTIGUA PASSPORT THIS IS SICKLY CRAZY TIME TO CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION NOW NOW …..NO TO ALP

    +0-00 ratings
    • I totally agree with you dubbery. What the people of Antigua and Barbuda should realize that , instead of say and thinking that the politicians them have this and them have that so they have to pay me for my vote. Is we who put them there and is we who can take them out. When we elect a party ,an they and not performing and delivering we sit a whole term and take all the crap they give us when the time comes around again we should not live or Vite in fear. Why it is that this man go into grays fram too talk this kind of crap? We are more than that now, after PM Spencer at the time teach us how to fish we don’t want now hand out as to bun a free spilf. And you add,. Why you GASTON act like Antigua and Barbuda is your personal playing grown?

      +0-00 ratings
  2. ******AND ANOTHER THING THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE IN THIS COUNTRY HOW CAN SOME ONE VOTE IN A COUNTRY AFTER BEEN HERE FOR ONLY 3 YEARS AND IT TAKES OVER U YEARS TO APPLY FOR AN ANTIGUA PASSPORT THIS IS SICKLY CRAZY TIME TO CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION ************

    +0-00 ratings
  3. Kudos to you Mr. PM, next step is to pardon all the weed users in prison and set them free. We’re moving on up. Forward ever backward never.

    +0-00 ratings
    • Harold Lovell nah say nothing tall bout decriminalizing of certain amounts…On the low he knows its a very good move by Gaston and the ABLP cause the UPP pretends to be too proper and Godly to ever consider such an idea LOL….UPP has gotten weak and their arguments are not solid like they were back in 2004…..Cigaretts been legal all over the world for years but I never hear no Antiguans fighting against it before so ur comment is just full of shit like the UPP..

      +0-00 ratings
  4. Soon Harold Lovell gonna be saying I will make young people smoke as much weed as they want…Unlimited smoking for all Antiguans….LMAO

    +0-00 ratings
  5. Ok on Abstv this morning, the interview with Lovell and Mike Tyson , I am calling Bufford Mike Tyson he came out to fight with the Honorable, gentleman Mr. Lovell. He should go back to Journalism school, Total mess. If I was your Boss I would write him up and give you a 2 for effort.
    Bufford had an attitude of aggression that he was going to put lovell in a corner It appears he wanted to knock out LOVELL. But Lovell remained steady. Bufford you did not succeed, Lovell figured you out , early in the interview, that you one sided, nothing Lovell said in your estimation made sense. Then the kool aid drinkers started calling in, questioning Mr. Lovell, they are serial callers, singing the same tune. Making their Rounds.
    Here is what I am happy about, Mr. Lovell acted like a leader and Prime Minister in Waiting. Mr. Lovell keep crying out for us the poor people of the country, bring some manufacturing jobs, let us all participate in the economy of Antigua.
    Bufford, you have lost credibility in your polyester suit , to shiny for Tv and acting like you know it all, try get work in Jamaica,
    Abstv next time, use one of your Antiguan Journalist . By the way some people cannot get Abstv. Go figure !!!. Bufford you acted like bully, typical ABLP behaviour oh maybe you are a wanna be Ablp candidates.
    Now I know for sure I will be driving my x for the sunshine Government.

    +0-00 ratings
    • Well the Blue Cool Aid making dumber than the Gaston’s Red Cool Aid…Cause UPP supporters bias and they keep forgetting how they had Labour party candidates during their time in power but now the tables turn they crying….Harold is a smart man because he have all fools behind him ;)…..Way to go Mr Lovell…Only thing left to do is to tell Antiguans if the UPP wins everyone will automatically $10,000 in their account…Why not jus tell them that cause they already believe taxesa are gonna be cut and prices gonna drop….He know the majority of supporters are not very book smart so they will believe the rubbish….

      +0-00 ratings
      • The plan is simple Harold Lovell’s does all this tax cuts and blah blah blah in 2018 and then in late 2018 or early 2019 he enters us in an IMF program and then use an excuse cause of the tax cut things are hard now and we don’t have a choice but to go to them. Just elected them and see if ana that them go do.

        +0-00 ratings
    • I COULDN’T BELIEF WHAT I SAW ON ABS THIS MORNING, I WAS SICK TO MY STOMACH, THIS INTERVIEWER HAVE NO GLASS, NO DECORUM & NO MANNERS, HE SUCKS, HE NEEDS TO BE TRAINED ALONG WITH HIS BOSS EB, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT SIDE OF THE SPECTRUM YOU ARE FROM, THAT WAS DISRESPECT, RESPECT IS SOMETHING you earn NOT GIVEN, MR LOVELL IS THE MOST CALM INDIVIDUAL I HAVE KNOWN, AFTER THE ELECTION & THINGS CHANGE, HE & HIS BOSS SHOULD & WILL BE KICKED TO CURB, HE’S AN ANGRY BLACK MAN, HE NEEDS to call TYLER PERRY, BAD ATTITUDE

      +0-00 ratings
  6. LOL Bufford met his match. Sen. Lovell made him look like a fool. And the callers, wow. As Sen Lovell said, it was like a paid political advertisement. Keep trying ABLP whatever you do will backfire.
    Sen Lovell, you are a true statesman. God knows we are in need of one.

    +0-00 ratings
    • Barbara, you making jokes, right? Lovell is from another time. Is he still a Marxist-Leninist, or has be reinvented himself again? Jus wondering.

      +0-00 ratings
  7. Alarm bells have started blaring over the last 24-hours, as Prime Minister Gaston Browne seems intent on opposing requests by the United States to have observer status during the upcoming general elections on March 21st.
    The news broke on the online website Caribbean News Now, which has shone a spotlight on Prime Minister Browne, as it revealed how the United States made a request for formally accredited diplomats to observe the polls, a move that has apparently met with resistance from the Gaston Browne camp who are trying to pass it off as ‘interference’ in the elections.
    If this is the case, then what is Gaston Browne trying to keep the United States from finding out? Had it not been for the story in Caribbean News Now we may never have been alerted to the sinister plans by Prime Minister Browne to foil the US attempts to assist in observing and assuring transparency during the upcoming polls, and this should raise red flags for all sound minded persons as the election date draws nearer.

    +0-00 ratings
  8. HE ONLY PROVES THAT HE’S A COLOSSAL WASTE, A FRADE HE FRADE BECAUSE HE WANT FO HIJACK THE ELECTION WITH THE THEIF AN DEM THAT HE HIRE FO DO HIS DAM DIRTY WORK, IF IT’S BROWN FLUSH IT DOWN ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE SUMP PIT

    +0-00 ratings
  9. LOL what a joke. So when the UPP get them tail lick in again they go do like the Democrats in the 2016 US elections and say interference the UPP just full of s#$$ and looking excuse casue they were caught off guard by the thief in the night

    +0-00 ratings
  10. Antigua and Barbuda need an Honorable Prime Minister I see it in Harold Lovell, not in a land grabbing , rude and obnoxious Gaston , who cursed out the Barbuda ppl, calling them squatters, when he dam well know Hurricane Irma mash up them place. The Land belong to them.
    Time is running out on you come March 21st, you and your Dynasty can go on your Ship, just like you say when they open up the New airport . We did not forget.
    Mr, Harold Lovell to the Rescue, Save us from the Hands of that Dictator Gaston Browne.

    +0-00 ratings
  11. Wow some of these clowns seems to be taking this election thing personally. Oh my people please remember life goes on after election.

    +0-00 ratings
  12. Opportunist knows when to put in all the chips. See how soon after the law passed he called election. The bank manager, not had us fooled that he had all the solutions. Well we go on performance bro and all the FAIRY TALES talkings we no warn hear none. Tired of your uncouth behavior. Tired of your falsehood. Tired of your dictatorial ways. Tired of your hypocracy. You think Antigua belong to you and your cronies.

    +0-00 ratings
  13. Read again fellas.. PM Browne said it first: “Smoke in the privacy of your homes, smoke as much as you want but be responsible,” he told residents.” Is he not being IR-responsible himself?

    +0-00 ratings

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here