Marijuana committee set to launch next week

A marijuana plant.

National Committee on marijuana will be up and running by next week, according to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis.

Dr. Minnis revealed Thursday that Cabinet is in the process of communicating with various civic bodies in an effort to form the committee, which will shape the overall national opinion on whether or not the plant should be legalised.

He confirmed that the committee will comprise representatives from the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), the legal fraternity, the medical association, nurses union, the Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) and the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC).

Once in place, the prime minister said, the committee will be given three to four months to form their official opinion in a report.

The government, he said, will then review the findings and make a decision on how to move forward.