“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” That’s a quote from Jamaican musician Bob Marley, well known for seeking musical and spiritual inspiration from a spliff. But smoking the herb can reveal much more, as writer/copy editor SIMONE DELOCHAN found out.
A young man in his late teens/early twenties, in a group on the street, as I was passing by said with a grin: “We could bun it anywhere now”. He was lighting a roll-on (when cigarette paper and marijuana is attached to a normal cigarette). I told him it was illegal to smoke it in public spots and they would be arrested. “Not if de police doh catch we…,” he laughed.
On November 22, 2019, Attorney General Faris Al Rawi, proposed an Amendment Bill to decriminalise the use of marijuana. Under the Bill: