Wrong remedy

St Michael man remanded to prison after admitting to cannabis charges

A man who claimed that the $32,000 worth of cannabis police found at his home Friday was to be used in tea to treat his skin cancer, was remanded to prison.

Cleveland Ernesta Clarke of Dover Crescent, Cave Hill, St Michael pleaded guilty in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Friday afternoon to possession, possession with intent to supply, possession of a trafficable quantity, and cultivation of cannabis.

Sergeant Martin Rock told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that the illicit substance was found when lawmen executed a search warrant at Clarke’s home, earlier Friday.

Clarke handed over a plastic bowl with the substance which was under a bed, while police discovered cannabis stalks hanging in the shower.

“I had that there drying to drink in tea,” Clarke said when asked to account for the drugs.

The search was then extended to the backyard where 141 plants were found under cultivation.

“I had these here growing for about three months now,” Clarke told police about the marijuana plants that ranged in height from two inches to ten feet.

The cannabis, the police prosecutor said, weighed eight kilogrammes and had an estimated street value of $32,000.

“What!” the accused exclaimed on hearing the amount.

“I didn’t know the value of the product because it was for my personal use. I drink it for my skin. I am very sorry,” added Clarke, who said he occasionally drove route taxis.

However, the magistrate said he had reached a major roadblock since Clarke had received several chances in the past.

“I done with this from today, Sir. I have skin cancer so I usually drink it,” the man said, claiming that a pharmacist had told him to use the illicit substance to treat his ailment.

When asked whether he could pay a fine for the $32,000 drug find, Clarke was unable to give the magistrate a direct answer.

He was therefore remanded to HMP Dodds until June 23 when he will make another appearance before Magistrate Frederick.

18 Responses to Wrong remedy

  1. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett June 16, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Ugly heifer….those thousands, he should have gotten a make over

  2. Mhizzjoan Moore
    Mhizzjoan Moore June 16, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    An he got the audacity to smile an show them claws in he mouth lolll

  3. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley June 17, 2017 at 12:25 am

    He must drink a hell of a lot of tea !!!!

  4. Marley Braids At Town
    Marley Braids At Town June 17, 2017 at 12:57 am


  5. Colin Jones
    Colin Jones June 17, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Lol wanna in easy

  6. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin June 17, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Lord! When a Bajan cuss yuh, yuh good and cuss. Lol!

  7. Christopher DAA Alleyne June 17, 2017 at 6:13 am

    But all around the world people are using marijuana for medicinal purposes because their legislators have decriminiliźed it. But Barbados still retains this archaic law on their statue books. Meanwhile they drink alcohol which only real medicinal purpose is for cleaning wounds. Drive around in a drunken stupor and commit carnage on their highways.
    Then have the audacity to laugh at the poor guy’s appearance and ridicule his features.
    When these same people are dealt with racial prejudice and ethnic discrimination they cry foul.
    A shameful lot of people you are..
    Barbados. Home to the first slave society.

  8. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn June 17, 2017 at 6:28 am

    BARBADOS have a lot of informer. When Jesus Christ heal the man on the Sabbath. He asked if it’s worthy to do good on the Sabbath. If this man is suffering from cancer. The state should try and see if he is telling the truth. Marijuana was here before every one of us. We fighting against God creation. If the almighty know that it is Bad why make it to destroy MAN kind

  9. Malcolm Kyle June 17, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Jesus specifically told his disciples to “anoint” people. That anointing took place using a specific formula made from a recipe found in the Old Testament book of Exodus.

    That recipe (Exodus 30:23) includes about 6 pounds of “kaneh-bosen”.

    According to many biblical scholars, “kaneh-bosen” was/is Cannabis (Marijuana).
    Most of the diseases mentioned as being healed miraculously after anointing are, curiously, the same ones that cannabis can heal today. Things like epilepsy, leprosy, and “crooked limbs” (an obvious reference to multiple sclerosis).

    Exodus 30:
    23 Moreover, the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even 250 shekels, and of qaneh-bosm [cannabis] 250 shekels, 24 And of cassia 500 shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: 25 And thou shalt make it an oil of holy anointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil. 26 And thous shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony, 27 And the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense, 28 And the altar of burnt offerings with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot. 29 And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.

    Carl Ruck, professor of classical mythology at Boston University: “There can be little doubt about a role for cannabis in Judaic religion.”

  10. Brewster June 17, 2017 at 8:19 am

    @Lynda Bonnett…I’ve known Charles from his youthful upbringing in the neighborhood and was a very handsome kid.. believe it or. Don’t know what happened to Charles along the way because he came up in a very loving and law abiding family. Hope that you will do the right things in life after this is all said and done. Not judging you my friend.

  11. Brewster June 17, 2017 at 8:40 am

    @Lynda Bonnett…I’ve known Charles from his youthful upbringing in the neighborhood and was a very handsome kid.. believe it or not. Don’t know what happened to Charles along the way because he came up in a very loving and law abiding family. Hope that he will do the right things in life after this is all said and done. Not judging you(Charles) my friend.

  12. Frank White June 17, 2017 at 9:25 am

    This is how is see it, many say that the marijuana plant can cure many illnesses, fine…

    The bible talks about the herbs of the nation, fine…

    I have no problem with Barbados getting on board and conducting medical research on marijuana but right now, Growing, smoking, having and or selling Marijuana in Barbados is illegal, whether those that quote biblical verses, have scientific evidence to support the good use of marijuana, smoke it themselves or sells it, it is illegal…

    The only problem I have with this Law, is the application…

  13. Stanley Watts June 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Mr. Hamilton Lashley ;A very respectable person but this time you’re over stepping your boundaries to make Barbadians feel and believe that what you’re saying is truth .

    But I want you to look at the facts before you cry down the same Parliament you served in before and I never heard you once represent the legalizing the same drug for use or medicinal usages .

    So how today ; even though its your Democratic freedom to speak on any subject , you should still used common sense to feed the people that , Cleaveland Clarke ‘s crop of 41 plants of an alleged value of Bds : $ 32, 000 . 00 dollars was for his personal use , that ‘s a great amount for his cancer complaint ; Whether true or not the fact the RULE of LAW , makes it illegal at present and the whole of Barbados from age 10 to 106 knows this , that inclusive of you .

    Until then when Parliament decides to change or adopt new Legislation , The Honorable Magistrate , ruling remains .

  14. real vexx June 19, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Soooo, Lynda Bonnet really feel that she good looking, look on black people and call them ugly…..We all beautiful cuz we the chosen ones…


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