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 …

Project S.O.F.T Camp Activities 2017

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Project S.O.F.T (Safeguarding Our Future Today) 2017, hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) gets under way on Sunday, August 27, at the Marian Retreat House, Verdun, St. John. The one-week residential camp, now in its 15th year, is designed to expose 40 students to the various changes they will undergo as they approach their teenage years. This …

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 …

New Drug Trend A Concern For Officials

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A new trend is emerging across Barbados where drug users are mixing drugs into a single dosage. The trend is referred to as polydrug use by those involved in the fight against illegal drugs, with marijuana, cocaine, alcohol and cigarettes being identified as those being mixed by users. These were among the findings highlighted in the 2015 Barbados Drug Information …

Reminder Of Project Soft 2017

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The different changes children undergo as they transition into teenagers will be highlighted when this year’s Project S.O.F.T. (Safeguarding Our Future Today) gets under way from Sunday, August 27, to Saturday, September 2. The 15th annual one-week residential camp, hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), will cater to 40 children who sat this year’s Common Entrance Examination. …

Project S.O.F.T 2017 Starts August 27

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The changes children undergo as they transition into teenagers will be highlighted when this year’s Project S.O.F.T. (Safeguarding Our Future Today) gets under way from Sunday, August 27, to Saturday, September 2. The 15th annual one-week residential camp, hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), will cater to 40 children who sat this year’s Common Entrance Examination. It …

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

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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 …