Pubdate: Wed, 13 Feb 2002
Source: New York Times (NY)
Section: World Briefing
Copyright: 2002 The New York Times Company
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


The cabinet forwarded to Parliament a commission recommendation that the 
use of marijuana in private or for medicinal or religious reasons be 
legalized, Information Minister Colin Campbell said. The recommendation, 
made in August 2001, said marijuana use should remain illegal for minors 
and in public places, and that cultivation and exportation should remain 
outlawed. Under current law, possession of one marijuana cigarette is 
punishable by a small fine or up to 10 days in jail. A parliamentary 
committee will decide whether the law should be changed. No timetable has 
been set.
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