Drug Legislation Grenada, July 2011

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DRUG
LEGISLATION
IN
GRENADA
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• There are at least seventeen pieces of
legislation in Grenada which deal with
various aspects of ‘drugs’.
The principal legislation for this
presentation is the Drug Abuse
(Prevention and Control) Act , CAP 3,
enacted in 1992, and the Liquor Dealers’
Licenses Act, Cap. 174, enacted 1911.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE
DRUG ABUSE
(PREVENTION AND CONTROL)
ACT CAP. 3
ENACTED 1992
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An Act to:

make new provisions with respect to
the control of narcotic drugs,
psychotropic substances and other
substances known to be used in the
manufacture of narcotic drugs and
psychotropic substances;
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 to
create new offences with respect to
drug trafficking and for the purposes
connected therewith.
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DEFINITIONS
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
Cannabis: means any plant of the
genus Cannabis form which the
resin has not been separated and
includes any part of the plant by
whatever names it may be
designated.
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
Child: means a person under
the age of fourteen years.

Young Person: means a
person who is fourteen years
of age or upwards and under
the age of eighteen years.
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
Export: means to take or to
cause to be taken out of Grenada
by air or water.

Import: means to bring or to
cause to be brought into Grenada
by air or water.
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CONTROLLED DRUGS
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Any narcotic drug for the time
being listed in Part I of the First
Schedule of the Drug Abuse
(Prevention and Control) Act,
1992.

Example: cannabis, coca leaf,
cocaine, codeine, heroin, morphine,
opium
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Any psychotropic substance for the
time being listed in Part II of the First
Schedule of the Drug Abuse
(Prevention and Control) Act, 1992.

Example: LSD, ephedrine
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Any listed substance for the time
being listed in Part III of the First
Schedule of the Drug Abuse
(Prevention and Control) Act,
1992.

Example: ephedrine, acetone
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RESTRICTIONS
RELATING
TO CONTROLLED DRUGS
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It shall not be lawful for a
person to:

Import a controlled drug, or

Export a controlled drug.
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
Produce a controlled drug.

Supply or offer to supply a
controlled drug to another person.

Have a controlled drug in his
possession.
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A person handles a controlled
drug if:
 He is in any way concerned in
carrying, removing,
harbouring, keeping or
concealing the controlled drug
or anything containing the
controlled drug; or,
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
He deals in any manner with the
controlled drug.

It shall not be lawful for a person
to misuse a controlled drug.
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
It shall not be lawful for a
person to cultivate any plant of
the genus Cannabis, any coca
plant or opium poppy.
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DRUG TRAFFICKING
AND
RELATED OFFENCES
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No person shall:
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Supply any substance
represented or held out by him
to be a controlled drug, by
which is not a controlled drug.
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
Offer to supply any substance
represented or held out by him
to be a controlled drug, but
which is not a controlled
drug.
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
Do or offer to do an act
preparatory to the supply of any
substance represented or held
out by him to be a controlled
drug, but which is not a
controlled drug.
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Trafficable Quantities of Specified Controlled Drugs
Controlled Drug
Cannabis or Cannabis resin
Cocaine
Heroin
Opium
Morphine
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)
Trafficable Quantity
15 g
1g
2g
55 g
3g
1g
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OFFENCES IN
RESPECT OF CHILDREN
AND
YOUNG PERSONS
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It shall not be lawful for a person
to have a controlled drug in his
possession in or within a radius of
one hundred yards of any school
premises.
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A person found in possession of a
controlled drug is deemed to
have the controlled drug for the
purpose of supplying same to
another unless the contrary is
proved; the burden of proof
being on the accused.
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It shall be unlawful for any person to
knowingly and intentionally:

Employ, hire, use, persuade,
induce, entice or coerce a child or
young person to contravene any
provision of this Act;
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
Employ, hire, use, persuade,
induce, entice, or coerce a child
or young person to assist in
avoiding detection or
apprehension for any offence
under this Act;
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
Receive a controlled drug from
a child or young person in
contravention of any provision
of this Act.
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HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
LIQUOR DEALERS’
LICENSES ACT,
CAP. 174
ENACTED 1911
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DEFINITIONS
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Intoxicating Liquor: includes
every description of spirits,
wines, beer, ale, porter, stout,
cider, perry and other malt
liquor.
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Licensed premises: a house,
shop, room, office or bar
specified in the licence of a
licensed dealer as the place
where he may sell or barter
intoxicating liquor.
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Spirits: every description of
brandy, gin, whisky, rum,
bitters, liquors, whether mixed
with any other fluid or
unmixed, but does not include
malt liquor, wine, methylated
spirits, bay rum.
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LICENCE REQUIRED
FOR SALE OF
INTOXICATING LIQUOR
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Any person who shall sell or
expose for sale any intoxicating
liquor without being duly licensed
to sell the same, or at any place or
in any manner that he is not
authorized by his licence to sell the
same, shall be guilty of any
offence.
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HOTEL
AND
OCCASIONAL LICENSES
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The owner of any hotel, boardinghouse or refreshment house, who
has a certificate of registration,
may sell, for consumption of the
premises, intoxicating liquor on
any weekday, or Sunday at the
following times and to the
following classes:
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In
the case of hotels, to members
of the public between the hours of
8 a.m. and midnight, and to
residents or persons taking meals,
at any hour of the day or night.
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
In the case of boarding houses,
to boarders only at any hour of
the day or night.
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In the case of refreshment
houses, to members of the
public between the hours of 8
a.m. and midnight.
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HOURS OF CLOSING
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No licensed dealer shall sell or
expose for sale any intoxicating
liquor, or open or keep open his
licensed premises, on any night
after 9 p.m. or on any morning
before 6 a.m.
.
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All licensed premises shall be closed
throughout any Sunday, Christmas
Day, Good Friday and any day
appointed as a bank holiday.
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OFFENCES
BY
LIQUOR DEALERS
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A licensed dealer shall be guilty of
an offence if he:
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Permits drunkenness or violent,
quarrelsome, disorderly or riotous
conduct to take place on his
premises, or sells any intoxicating
liquor to any drunken person.
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Knowingly permits his premises to
be the habitual resort, or place of
meeting, of reputed prostitutes,
whether the object of their so
resorting or meeting is or is not
prostitution, if he allows them to
remain thereon longer than is
necessary for the purpose of
obtaining reasonable refreshment
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Allows to remain on his premises any
police officer during any part of the
time appointed for such police officer
being on duty, unless for the purpose of
keeping order or in execution of his
duty, or supplies any liquor or
refreshment, whether by way of gift or
sale, to any police officer on duty, unless
by authority of some superior officer of
such police officer, or bribes or attempt
to bribe any police officer.
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Sell or deliver or supply or
knowingly permit to be sold or
deliver or supplied to any person
under the age of sixteen years any
intoxicating liquor (excepting such
liquors as are sold or delivered or
supplied in corked or sealed vessels
for consumption of the premises
only).
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Permits any such person to drink
any intoxicating liquor on his
premises
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THANK YOU
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