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Supermarket manager guilty of using marijuana for “medicinal” purposes

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Aug 17, CMC – The manager of a supermarket was on Wednesday fined EC$500 (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) after he was found guilty of being in possession of marijuana with intent to supply.

Attorney Grant Connell told the court that his client, Derek Minors, uses marijuana to treat his asthma.

court rul There is an on-going debate in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region about decriminalising marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Minors, manager of Greaves Marketplace pleaded guilty to possession of 173 grammes (six ounces) of marijuana with intent to supply.

Magistrate Bertie Pompey reprimanded the accused and discharged him on two other charges, namely possession of 115 grammes (5.5 ounces) and 24 grammes (0.85 ounce) of marijuana with intent to supply.

The court heard that the police had searched a house belonging to one “Bradley Greaves, who was not  at home and Minors consented to the search, during which the drugs was found in three packages.

Minors told the police officers that the marijuana was for him to smoke.

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