Laws needed to allow ganja research – UWI Principal

The Principal of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau has called on the Freundel Stuart administration to introduce the necessary legislation to allow the institution to conduct research into marijuana.

Professor Barriteau was responding to recent comments from Government Senator Jepter Ince, who suggested that the UWI needed to capitalize on the financial gains to be derived from research on marijuana usage for medical purposes. He was speaking last week during debate on the Caribbean Accreditation Authority Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (Incorporation) Bill 2016.

However in her address to the launch of the UWI’s Global Giving Week, Professor Barriteau stated that the Cave Hill Campus “has been investigating the medicinal value of Barbadian plants”.

“I must and need to inform the public before our colleagues at Cave Hill can conduct research on marijuana, the Government of Barbados would need to create the enabling environment by producing the legislative framework to do so.

“The government of Jamaica did this is in April 2015 so my colleagues and my fellow principal at the Mona Campus can legitimately and legally conduct that research,” Professor Barriteau noted.

She also announced that the Cave Hill Campus has plans to host a marijuana symposium in September this year.

7 Responses to Laws needed to allow ganja research – UWI Principal

  1. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love June 1, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Interesting that you are looking at the financial gain and not the health gains.

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    • Shane Agard
      Shane Agard June 1, 2016 at 5:39 am

      It is constant. Money over health. That being said, these old bajan families who have made their fortune from drugs of all kinds…make it so. For it is less taxation when it is illegal. They can sell it twice, and have young people kill themselves trying to aspire to their wealth.

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love June 1, 2016 at 6:15 am

      Aspiration is a good thing and having something to aspire to is even better. Bajan people as a society need to establish positive roll models and change the direction of negativity which has plague the people since slavery.

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  2. jrsmith June 1, 2016 at 6:01 am

    The amount of time black people in most countries spend discussing and getting high on marijuana, just to prove its good for us all and also get laws change to satisfy certain people egos, if this time was spent in more sensible and constructive ideas we all would be a lot better off…

    All this talk about legalizing the drug, is going to bring increase in gun crime as black people like fighting for territory….

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  3. Alex Alleyne June 1, 2016 at 7:03 am

    IF YOU GUYS PUT THE ENERGY INTO DISCUSSING “DIABETES” IN THE CARIBBEAN AND STOP THE DOCS FROM CUTTING-OFF PEOPLE LIMBS AND HAVING THE CARIBBEAN LABEL AS “STUMPY REGION” OF THE WORLD , I THINK THE TIME AND MONEY WILL BE BETTER SPENT.
    SOME WANT TO “DRINK” AND GET DRUNK , WHILE OTHERS WANT TO “SMOKE” AND GET HIGH. SOON THE CALL WILL BE FOR “COKE” TO BE RESEARCH AS FOOLS LOOK TO GET ANOTHER “HIGH”. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, MOST OF YOU WILL “DIE” BEFORE YOU KNOW WHICH ONE GIVE YOU THE “HIGHEST HIGH”.
    YOU GUYS THINKING ABOUT “MONEY” , BUT WHAT GOOD IS IT IF ALL OF YOU ARE IN “BAD HEALTH”.

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  4. Lucinda Katrina McSinister
    Lucinda Katrina McSinister June 1, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Moving forward…

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  5. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay June 1, 2016 at 8:18 am

    laws needed to allow personal use.

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