CARICOM agrees on marijuana commission

Spanish Prime minister presenting

Spanish Prime minister presenting

CARICOM officials have agreed to establish a commission to examine marijuana use within the region.

The decision was made on Wednesday at the CARICOM Heads of Government Summit taking place this week at Sandals Grande Antigua.

The CARICOM Heads of Government have approved a Terms of Reference for a Regional Commission on Marijuana.

This commission will be charged with conducting a rigorous enquiry into the social, economic, health and legal issues surrounding marijuana use in the region according to the CARICOM secretariat.

The commission will then advise the organization as to whether there should be a change in the drug’s classification as an illegal substance.

While members have not yet been officially appointed to the commission, CARICOM expects to have the group to be assembled, and its investigation completed within a year.

Jamaica’s cabinet recently approved a bill to decriminalize marijuana. Under the new bill individuals found with up to two ounces of the drug will be ticketed and fined. It also erases the records of those convicted for carrying a similar amount of ganja.

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4 thoughts on “CARICOM agrees on marijuana commission

  1. just Amazing how these ppl drag their feet on matters of high importance. (of course they are plotting how they each will benefit from it.) But wait, the mighty US gonna swoop in with some AID strategy and make all de money right out our pockets. starting with Jamaica and St. Vincent.

    remember i said so.

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  2. We don’t need another commission for something that’s been on the islands for along time now. I’m sure if we passed around a few blunts they would all reach agreements much faster, and the buffet table would be filled with some good food.

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  3. This commission is like a pretty woman, who is been made love to, does not want to get her hair do undone, her nails scratched, her eye shadow removed, her lipstick smeared, her pores stay dry, until she fakes a climax.
    Then she excuses herself from the encounter, feeling as if, she just committed the last sin before judgement day.
    Let’s hope that this is not a fake, sham.

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  4. They’re wasting precious time, money, effort on this study. The purpose of such a Commission, MUST be to assist in putting the machinery in place to enhance the cultivation to processing plants/industries to education of the Hemp Plant.
    However, this is the norm of our selected overseers/politicians and how their every move, is based upon the approval of our former master’$ system.
    Get out of this mindset, set Our own, goals, aspirations, and show that, WE ARE REALLY AND TRUELY INDEPENDENT.

    Me garne,
    Jah Guide in One positive, love, aim, destiny

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