The Government of Dominica has announced that it expects to table legislation that will give effect to the establishment of a marijuana industry by next year.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said his administration will be tabling the appropriate legislation in Parliament before the end of the year.
The legal changes will allow farmers to grow marijuana.
Under current Doiminican law, a person with 28 grammes of marijuana cannot be charged with an offence, while a household is allowed to grow three marijuana plants.
Earlier this year, with the support of the Canadian Government, Dominica received support in drafting the necessary legislation to create a medical cannabis industry for export.