AG: Marijuana Discussion Not Closed

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Barbados has not closed its mind to the medicinal properties of the marijuana plant. In fact, according to Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, there were opportunities under the present legal regime to write to the head of the Drug Service for permission or get a doctor to provide a prescription so the capsule or oil could be sourced. He made these …

Marijuana Consultation Being Streamed

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Members of the public are reminded that the CARICOM Regional Marijuana Consultation will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Bus transportation will be provided from the LESC to the Fairchild Street and Princess Alice Bus Terminals following the event. Those who are unable to make it may join …

Town Hall Meeting On Marijuana Sept. 27

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Members of the public will have a chance to have their say on the issue of marijuana on Wednesday, September 27, during a town hall meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This forms part of a Regional Consultation on Marijuana hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse …

Report: Marijuana Still First Choice

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Marijuana is still the drug of choice for users in Barbados among adolescents and adults. This was among the findings contained in the 2015 Barbados Drug Information Network (BARDIN) Report, presented to stakeholders at the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) recently. In her address, Research Assistant at the NCSA, Laura Lee Foster, stated that of 723 drug offences recorded …

Consultation On Marijuana Postponed

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The public is advised that the town hall meeting for the National Consultation on Marijuana, slated for Wednesday, June 7, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, has been postponed. The CARICOM Regional Secretariat has apologised for any inconvenience caused. A new date and time will be announced shortly. The meeting forms part of a Regional Consultation on Marijuana hosted by …

Town Hall Meeting On Marijuana

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public will have a chance to express their views on the issue of marijuana on Wednesday, June 7, during a town hall meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This forms part of a Regional Consultation on Marijuana hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse …

National Plan To Guide Illegal Drug Fight

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Government is fighting back against the harmful effects illegal drugs can have on society, families and individuals. However, it will not be making critical decisions blindly. In fact, through the National Anti-Drug Plan 2017 to 2021, much of Government’s future decisions as it relates to legal and illegal drugs, including whether or not to legalise marijuana, will be informed by …

Decriminalising Marijuana A Complex Issue

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Barbados will not be decriminalising marijuana just because other countries are doing so, without the proper supporting information on its effects. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, restated his position in the debate on legalising marijuana, during a recent meeting with Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart, at his Wildey, St. Michael office. During the discussion, Mr. Brathwaite said Barbados …