LUCIA PAGLIARONE has been nominated for her role in campaigning ‘tirelessly for the community of Guernsey to be treated fairly and in a non-prejudicial way’.
Nominated for the Close Finance-sponsored Overcoming Adversity award by Amy Hook, Ms Pagliarone of Guernsey Drug Strategy Campaign has been pressing for changes in local cannabis legislation.
She has been calling for an amnesty on cannabis to help people who say they need the drug for medicinal reasons.
Ms Hook said: ‘This determination has helped lead to three policy and review amendments being put forward and ultimately then the sursis motive that was put forward and passed recently.
‘This is Guernsey together and the voices of an entire community being heard.
‘Lucia is the voice overcoming adversity and helping bring a fair justice system and inclusive way of living for all.’