Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.
The first blunt to be legally bought was purchased at midnight on Wednesday
Politicians from multiple countries congratulated Canada saying, “Canada shows the way and others should follow suit”.
Canada’s government announced that it would introduce legislation to make it easier for Canadians who had been convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana to obtain a pardon.
Medical marijuana has been legal in the country since 2001.
A Scarborough mechanic was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized, by officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force during an anti-crime exercise, conducted at the Scarborough Port, over the weekend.
Officers conducted the exercise around 7:30 pm, on Sunday 14th October, 2018, during which they observed a white Nissan AD Wagon with a lone male driver disembark the T&T Spirit fast ferry, and attempt to exit the Port compound hastily.
The Rastafarian movement in T&T will soon hand over a Position Paper to the Office of the Attorney General.
The document, according to activist and medical doctor, Dr Anthony Pottinger is currently in its working stages.
A Port of Spain man has been arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Debe Traffic and Highway Patrol Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Gasparillo district.
Officers conducted the exercise along the northbound lane of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, in the vicinity of the Gasparillo overpass, around 9:50am on Sunday, during which they had cause to stop and search a gold coloured Mazda 6 motor vehicle with a lone male occupant.
The search resulted in one kilogramme of marijuana being discovered hidden in the vehicle.
Some $600,000 worth in marijuana trees discovered in a camp in the Las Lomas district, were destroyed by officers of the Central Division Task Force, during a marijuana eradication exercise.
The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Inraj Balram, took place around 11:30am, on Sunday 9th September, 2018.
During the exercise, officers proceeded to a forested area off Salvory Road, Las Lomas No. 1, where they discovered one marijuana field containing 1,000 fully grown marijuana trees, two hundred seedlings and a camp, which were subsequently destroyed.
Marijuana trees and cured marijuana worth an estimated $2.6 million, were destroyed by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted in the Champ Fleurs district.
The exercise, which included assistance from the St. Joseph Criminal Investigations Department and the Air Support Unit, was conducted between 9 am and 1 pm, on Monday 3rd September, 2018, in the Mt. Dor, Champ Fleurs area.
Police have discovered $2 million worth of marijuana trees at a camp in the St. Joseph district.
The weed was destroyed by officers of the St. Joseph Police Station, during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted over the weekend.
The exercise, coordinated by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel, took place between 4 am and 10 pm, on Friday 31st August, 2018, also included officers attached to the St. Joseph Crime Patrol and Criminal Investigations Department.
Two Arima men pleaded not guilty when they appeared before the Rio Claro Magistrates’ court today, charged with possession of TT$11,500 worth in marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
George La Rode, 60, of Pinto Road, Arima, and Linton Dyer, 21, of Malabar, Arima, were each granted $150,000 bail with surety when they appeared before Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine on Thursday 30th August, 2018.
The matter has been postponed to Friday 21st September, 2018.