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Caricom addressing cannabis oil challenges

Now that legislators in Cayman have legalised the use and importation of medicinal cannabis oil the question is — where do we get it from?
as it remains a challenge.

This is something Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque says the Regional Marijuana Commission is grappling with as well as marijuana remains an illegal drug globally.

“There is some movement, but we have to await the outcome of the commission’s work,” the Caricom Secretary General says as he explains that he is aware Cayman has legalised medicinal cannabis oil and it is presenting sourcing problems.
But he says the Commission is addressing all marijuana related issues…
“They are going to be consulting with the member states, various stakeholders, those who are in favor, those who are not and then come up, it is an independent commission, and then come up with some advice to the Heads of Government,” he said.
He points out the seven members of the commission have started their regional consultations and he’s hoping to have a report soon.
“It takes resources to get a group of seven commissioners to visit all members states, we have started as I said, and once the resources keep flowing then we will continue our work. I am aiming for the July meeting of Heads of Government to have that report ready.”
Mr LaRocque who is in Cayman for the Caribbean Week of Agriculture conference, also points out the United Nations still lists marijuana as a schedule one drug equal to cocaine and heroine.

About the author

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 16 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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