If interdictions continue at the current rate the RBPF will harvest just short of 12 imperial tons thanks to growers off the illegal plant. As of May 19th World Marijuana Commodity Prices rage from US$1000 in Alabama to US$5000 for hybrid in Florida.
If the above hold true,Barbados will burn marijuana with a street value of between $59,000,000 to $268,000,000. Let me say it simple $29 to $268 million Bajan dollars. The marijuana extract CBD which is used treat Epilepsy cost approximately $70 for 4 milligrams while 60 Marinol tablets cost $400Bds. How much are we losing out in not having a medical marijuana industry as a smart partnership with an international pharmaceutical company?
Why burn money when we can repurpose and change the reputation of marijuana? We need to stop let those who smoke marijuana and end up psychotic cloud our judgement on the benefits of a Cannaceutical Industry. Should we prohibit the use of rat poison warafin for blood thinning and eating of kidney beans? Warafin is a rodentcide and uncooked Kidney beans are dangerous. Oh, by the way I don`t smoke, drink or snort.
Let us be optimistic and less pessimistic if we are to remain relevant as a people who can solve problems while creating opportunities.