Caribbean Countries Sitting on a Gold Mine…Legalize Ganja NOW

Submitted by Napolean Bonaparte
Marijuana

Marijuana

Time we unleash our true potential. The United Kingdom  has taxed and barricaded  our other crops like sugar and bananas, even tourism (APB) almost to non existence. Think that was by chance? Think again and while we at it, reconsider the Vincentian Prime Minister Dr. Gonsalves’ position.

We sitting on a gold mine !

68 responses to “Caribbean Countries Sitting on a Gold Mine…Legalize Ganja NOW

  1. @Victor

    BU’s position on homosexuality is well documented. Your points are taken.

  2. wuhloss and to add insult to inury .. once legalised the USA market would have the technology and work skill to produce more than enough marijauna plantsand to selll other markets outspacing these small islands who would have no other choice than to sit back and watch their pipe dream of gold turn to DUST….Does gonsalves know what he talking about?

  3. great idea Barbados cant produce enough food as it is before everybody gets the munchies.
    The waiters at the Hilton were so slow you had to look twice to see if they were moving, now they will be at full stop.
    Instead of growing herb try and find a way to smoke that sargassum seaweed

  4. “Weed” / Herb should be free

  5. The most recent research shows that M does help people with certain medical problems.Medically speaking, it probably causes damage to younger peeps whose brains are not fully developed ie youngsters under 25. Therefore it should/ must be legalised for Prescriptive purposes.

    Under normal non-medical circumstances the ILLICIT nature of anything tends to attract people like a “moth to the flame”. We have to make a decision that if M is to be illegal then the Govt must be serious and take a strict non-corrupt course to implementing the Law along the lines of Singapore ie DEATH to Drug Traffickers! The illegal course is NOT my choice since it does not seem to work unless the Govt is totally brutal. Too many incentives for CORRUPTION by officials. Additionally NO TAX REVENUE!

    Legalisation would immediately put the Criminals OUT OF BUSINESS!
    WHY? Simple, there would NOT be enough PROFIT as prices would drop 80-90%. Large well organised Cigarrette COs would move in to the market.
    Govt revenue would skyrocket from its current major losses to enforcement.
    There could be increases in certain medical side effects but we have those now and typically legalisation should NOT lead to more participation.

    I say legalise it, especially of Bajan Green can be promoted for certain medical benefits OR we can use our biotechnical capability to produce excellent varities for whatever purposes

  6. @Old Onions
    Are you serious??? Yet another “business” Whitey stop darker peeps from exploiting! Really? Well here in TO and many other Cities Globally a whole lot of young Blackmen are getting SHOT Dead or wounded in the drug trade.
    Black peeps should want drugs legalised for this reason at a minimum. Naturally, we should expect Political Leaders to use the Tax Revenue to improve Education and Training for poorer peeps including those plying the drug trade!

  7. I am not a user but I am a citizen of Barbados, and recognize we have limited financial resources,so to see them used to combat a civil disobedience drug,when for the possession of a marijuana cigarette, a breadwinner would be incarcerated and heavily fined
    depriving his family of sustenance and heaping on them societal shame, that’s to me is insane.

    I propose a controlled test period of a 2 year window of legislation,a only for use by persons 21 years and older,whereas a user is prohibited from doing things such as driving a vehicle after the use of the drug… following an alcohol protocol of detection and prosecution.
    Then it’s more of a “what happens behind closed doors stay behind closed doors act”.
    The product should only be sold only by licenses vendors, and should not be demonstrated or displayed in public.

    And to add another stigma stem of society Casinos ……my opinion is that they should be licensed to international hotels and the legal tender should be $US,Pounds or Euro to participate, along with an international Passport to purchase chips, like how duty free shopping is done.

  8. Colonel Buggy

    Colonial Ranger Bob | October 6, 2013 at 12:53 PM |
    I dare say Col.Buggy ole chap, that is not right? We got much more madd doggs an englishmen prowling our motherland that they, yet we got more asylums. Me thinks its the Dewars and the Walking Spirits of Johnnies, don’t you think? Besides I think most of them young hoods in their GreenGates got there thru mixing our Arthur Guinness blend with their Mount gay. Ya real Bugger that…whew!
    ……………………………………………………………………………….
    Funny you should say that. I walked into a shady basement bar one early morning in BAOR,and was sharing what I thought was rolled up cigarettes with some guys and girls. Next day I was asked by one of the long haired gits who worked with me ,if I realised what I was smoking that early morning. Marijauana he informed me . My reply was, In that case I prefer to stick to my beer and cheap DeRoches brandy. Never touched the stuff since.

  9. Colonel Buggy

    Legalise Marijuana, and all of the Barbers in Barbados will be made redundant.

  10. Money brain, people grow their own anyway. To turn growing dope into a nationalised industry is pure folly. Even with today’s sanctions on tobacco prices, warnings on packets etc., smokers still indulge. The health benefits of consuming weed are well documented for those suffering medical problems but to imagine turning Barbados into a weed-producing economy is just laughable. I do get the point that decriminalising the use of weed would cut out a lot of wheeler dealers and crime/corruption etc. but please, is that the way forward for Barbados? If anyone has to take on this crazy idea, let it be Jamaica! They have the land and no wonder, are already mad anyway! Could that be a result of consistent smoking of weed I wonder?

  11. “I say legalise it, especially of Bajan Green can be promoted for certain medical benefits OR we can use our biotechnical capability to produce excellent varities for whatever purposes”

    You do not have too legalise it just decriminalise it

  12. Bajans are so inept that if Mary J was decriminalized Bushie is willing to bet we would diss any local brand and import tons of highly marketed junk from over and away..
    …brass bowls

    Imagine highly paid civil service brass bowls cannot yet figure out that the biggest problem with traffic on Bay Street are the asinine traffic lights that they have installed there….
    Shiite man….
    When the lights are off ….THERE is no traffic except at peak times as expected.
    When the lights are on …… all day long becomes peak time…

    If we can’t solve BASIC problems…….? What gold mine what????

    Even if someone GAVE us a billion dollars now, Freundel would probably buy Almond for $100M, Knock it down for $10m, build a new one for $950m and give it to the Bajan-hater who destroyed Paradise…. :)

    ..on course the BLP would burn um down, and then engage VECO to build a new one for $1.5B – after spending $200M with COW to provide temporary facilities…..

  13. Equal Rights & Justice

    weed from north America is already sold in bim, i believe some of u should find out how ah plant that was here from Lord knows how long on the earth came to be made illegal and who did it and why ,and ah lot of u will get the answers u seek ,but its to understand it ,if after all this time so called educated fool cant realize legal or illegal ,ppl will smoke herb and that is ah cold hard fact ,the solution is to decriminalize, and put controls in place,and at de same time sugar ,salt and fast foods they kill and cause health problems to

  14. @Victor
    I agree that it is unlikely to prove a major industry BUT I would prefer to grow it LOCALLY than pay for expensive illegal imports.

    Bim must reform laws and agricultural Policy to encourage CROPS! Also, develop a shipping strategy to receive imports from Dominica et al.

  15. Colonel Buggy

    Look what our “sister” Commonwealth nation of New Zealand think of us, and we haven’t legalise dope yet.
    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2013/10/really-waste-time-money/#axzz2h5j6hAvU

  16. Time for Bajans to stop importing and consuming all those thousands of tons of New Zealand cheese.

  17. Colonel Buggy

    Pat | October 7, 2013 at 11:22 PM |
    Time for Bajans to stop importing and consuming all those thousands of tons of New Zealand cheese.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………
    And bottom of the pile, lamb.

  18. @Col Bug
    OK! So what about those Lamb Shanks and Lamb Joints U love so much?

    Bajans to stop eating cheese??? Dem would soon be migrating to Antartica!

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