UWI to hold marijuana discussions

The benefits and dangers of Barbados’ participation in a changing global marijuana industry will be discussed next week when the Faculty of Social Sciences at Cave Hill hosts a symposium entitled, Marijuana: Perpetual Problem or Potential Problem Solver for Barbados.

It takes place at the 3Ws Pavilion, next Thursday and Friday.

While marijuana use for medical, religious and recreational purposes is prohibited locally, increasingly across the globe, cannabis is being redefined as a ‘medicine’ and its use has been decriminalized in some countries.

This redefinition has been accompanied by research that reconsiders the physical, social, psychological and economic harms caused by its use. It has shifted the policy response towards cannabis from a preoccupation with criminal justice to its usefulness in wellness promotion and public health.

The policy agenda in CARICOM countries and by extension Barbados now includes the classification of the drug and the policy approach to addressing its use.

The upcoming two-day symposium aims to explore the political, social and economic impacts surrounding the decriminalization of marijuana for medicinal, religious and recreational use in Barbados.

7 Responses to UWI to hold marijuana discussions

  1. Dexter Israel
    Dexter Israel September 16, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    at what time

  2. Unapologetic Nat BigheavySerial
    Unapologetic Nat BigheavySerial September 16, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Legalize the Marijuana you go see how crime will drop.. Won’t be that costly, so nobody would get harm for it again.

  3. Alex Alleyne September 16, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Yeal , legalized the weed and Jenkins will be over flowing . Then another TAX will be needed to boost the cash strapped health care system.

  4. Ralph Buggen September 17, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I’m very sure that ignorance towards marijuana influences the public debate and with a host of misconceptions floating around its not hard to see why people would think “Jenkins” would be bursting. However, I do believe that it should be decriminalized vs legalized so as to provide the state a means to specify how much a person can have legally thereby creating a platform to guard against overindulgence. As a relates to taxes, we tax things way worst for us and we use them everyday eg. Alcohol and cigarettes. A discussion like this would help eradicate misconceptions which continue to plague most view points today.

  5. marij September 17, 2016 at 4:54 am

    legalize marijuana and crime will drop? you clearly sit on te sidelines of the industry. what you think happens with greater competition on the streets?

  6. seagul September 17, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    If you’re not a part of judiciary, then close relatives or colleagues of yours are a part of that arrogant pack—Jenkins will be over flowing-this kind of nonsense should remain in the 50’s. Legalize and see the real criminals lifestyles….

  7. Hal Austin September 18, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Plse invite those buffoon magistrates.


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