No.of 2021 Drugs (Prevention & Abatement of the Saint Christopher
Misuse and Abuse of Drugs) (Amendment) and Nevis
SAINT CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS
No. of 2021
A BILL to amend the Drugs (Prevention & Abatement of the Misuse and Abuse of Drugs) Act, Cap. 9.08.
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the National Assembly of Saint Christopher and Nevis and by the authority of the same as follows:
1. Short title.
This Act may be cited as the Drugs (Prevention & Abatement of the Misuse and Abuse of Drugs) (Amendment) Act, 2021.
In this Act,
“Act” means the Drugs (Prevention & Abatement of the Misuse and Abuse of Drugs) Act, Cap. 9.08.
3. Amendment of section 6A.
The Act is amended in section 6A (b) by replacing it as
“(b) a person found smoking cannabis or cannabis resin in any public place, not including a registered place of worship of the Rastafarian faith, or any place authorised by this Act and any Regulations made under this Act, (i) shall handover the cannabis to the police officer and it shall be kept in the custody of the police until the case has been resolved; and (ii) shall be issued with a fixed penalty notice for one hundred dollars or, in default of payment, shall be liable to twenty hours of community service or in default to imprisonment for a period of fivedays.”.
……………………………..A. MICHAEL PERKINS
Passed by the National Assembly this day of , 2021.
Clerk of the National Assembly