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  • Photo of PM Skerrit announces national consultation on marijuana; downplays its economic impact

    PM Skerrit announces national consultation on marijuana; downplays its economic impact

    (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that the first national consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana will be held on November 16 but has rejected the notion that such a move could have a positive impact on the nation’s economy. “Decriminalisation of certain quantities of marijuana and the use of certain potencies of marijuana for medicinal purposes…

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  • Photo of Final Report – Report of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana

    Final Report – Report of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana

    Responding to the increasing calls from the public, NGOs and other stakeholders in the region and amidst the changing global environment, the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government at its Twenty-Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting convened in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 10 -11 March 2014, mandated the establishment of a Commission to interrogate the issue of possible reform to the legal…

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  • Photo of We must do more and do it more quickly  – SG urged CARICOM Heads on CSME

    We must do more and do it more quickly – SG urged CARICOM Heads on CSME

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     As the CARICOM Single Market and Economy returns to Jamaica, its place of induction, for a review, the CARICOM Secretary-General said while much has been accomplished under its regimes, the Region has not achieved as much as it should have by now.   The humbugs, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque posited ,were that “major policy…

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  • MARIJUANA -Whither the Caribbean Community

    To decriminalise, or not to discriminalise, or other. That’s the task of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government who have placed the marijuana issue high on the agenda of its Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting in Jamaica, on 4-6 July 2017, and will consider the Report of the Regional Marijuana Commission (RMC). The people of the Community look forward to a decision,…

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  • Cannabidiol is ‘not likely to be abused,’ WHO says

    (CNN)Two separate substances, two separate approaches: The World Health Organization endorsed a gentle view of cannabidiol this week while issuing its sternest warning yet against synthetic opioid carfentanil. Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring chemical found in marijuana plants, is “not likely to be abused or create dependence,” an initial review by the WHO's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence found. The organization decided that international prohibitions…

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  • Photo of Acting Chief Medical Officer to chair SKN National Commission on Marijuana

    Acting Chief Medical Officer to chair SKN National Commission on Marijuana

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, April 5, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, announced the establishment of a National Commission on Marijuana/Cannabis sativa, to be headed by acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Hazel Laws. Prime Minister Harris, speaking at his monthly…

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  • Photo of Ganja Babies! More And More Children Reportedly Seeking Medical Attention After Using Marijuana

    Ganja Babies! More And More Children Reportedly Seeking Medical Attention After Using Marijuana

    A 50 per cent jump in the number of children seeking assistance at public medical facilities for ganja-related illnesses in Jamaica since the weed was decriminalised in 2015, is causing worry for local health officials. With 70 per cent of the population having easy access to ganja and law making possession of up to two ounces no longer a criminal…

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  • Photo of Government ready for open dialogue on marijuana decriminalisation – PM Harris

    Government ready for open dialogue on marijuana decriminalisation – PM Harris

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, March 17, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, says his government is ready for open dialogue with the relevant stakeholders on the issue of the decriminalisation of marijuana. Prime Minister Harris, responding to a question while appearing as a guest on WINN…

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  • Photo of Jamaican scientists close to creating affordable hepatitis C drug from ganja

    Jamaican scientists close to creating affordable hepatitis C drug from ganja

    Research scientists, led by Dr Henry Lowe, say they have discovered properties in Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major bioactive compounds in the cannabis (ganja) plant, that have the potential to provide affordable treatment as nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals for hepatitis C. “We report here for the first time n vitro studies to demonstrate the antiviral activity of CBD against HCV,”…

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  • Photo of Dominica going for medical marijuana

    Dominica going for medical marijuana

    ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says his Administration will discuss the issue of medical marijuana in the coming year. Skerrit, who was a guest on a local radio programme on Wednesday, said the topic must be discussed in a focused and informed manner, in order to take full advantage of the use of the herb, which many…

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