The government of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out "ambitious" policies on crime, health, the environment and Brexit in a Queen's Speech that opposition parties have dismissed as an "election manifesto".
Plans for tougher sentences for violent offenders and legal targets for cutting plastic pollution are among 26 bills set out at Parliament's State Opening.
But with the PM having no majority, many of the bills may not become law.
The Office of the Attorney General has completed drafting legislation for the decriminalisation of marijuana.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi made the disclosure during a press conference at his office in Port-of-Spain, on Wednesday.
Al-Rawi said he would now have to seek Cabinet’s approval for the draft legislation before it is tabled in Parliament and debated.
He did not give timeline for completing the process.
Head of the Caribbean Collective for Justice (CCJ), Nazma Muller, says they are pleased the Trinidad and Tobago Government seems set to keep its promise to bring the issue of cannabis prohibition to the Parliament for debate early next year.
The Media Association says it continues to be concerned with some pieces of legislations that it believes could impede the free operations of the media.
MATT made the statement in recognition of World Press Freedom Day today.
"The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) joins in solidarity with local, regional and international media fraternities in observance of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2017.
The Senate has passed legislation raising the age of marriage in this country to 18.
The bill was passed after 10 pm Tuesday, with a simple majority.
All UNC members present in the Senate abstained.
Those included Wade Mark, Khadisha Ameen, Gerald Ramdeen and Wayne Sturge
Independent Senator Danayshar Mahabir also abstained.
The legislation, known as the Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill was passed by a margin of 23 for, none against, five abstentions.
The legislation now moves to House of Representatives for debate.