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I support you 100 percent botswain

Boatswain Says No To The Decriminalization Of Marijuana

Posted By isha alexander On Thursday 23 January, 2014, 6:52 pmPage Views: 630
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The Grenada Government takes a firm stance against the legalization of marijuana.



The Government’s position was disclosed today by Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Hon. Anthony Boatswain.



Those who thought the legalizing of marijuana could become a reality in Grenada would have to think again.



According to a Minister Boatswain the cultivation and use of marijuana in Grenada is illegal, and therefore, we will abide by the Laws of our Land.



Hon Anthony Boatswain was at the time attending the 10th Annual Meeting of the Grenada Drug Epidemiology Network and National Observatory on Drugs (GRENDEN-NOD) was held at the Ministry of Education Conference Room.



The theme for this year’s Meeting, “An Analysis of the Nature and Extent of the Drug Situation In Grenada: January 1 to June 30, 2012 and January 1 to June 30, 2013”, demonstrates that Grenada has successfully developed a framework for drug-related data collection and analysis, which has facilitated the development of technically sound and appropriate policies and programs.



Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Hon. Anthony Boatswain, commended GRENDEN on their exemplary work and expressed the views of the organization on the increasingly popular discourse to decriminalize marijuana.



The Education Minister reflected on some of the serious consequences of drug use that are detrimental to the user, and the State.



He backed up these reflections with some of GRENDEN’s statistics, on drug-related admissions to the Mt. Gay Psychiatric Hospital, for the period, January 1 to June 30, 2013.



According to the Minister “One hundred and twenty-three (123) patients, consisting of 118 males and 5 females, were admitted for problems derived from the consumption of drugs. Sixty-eight (68) of these patients encountered psychiatric and behavioral disorders, due to the use of cannabinoids. This number comprised 61 males and 4 females, between ages 20 to 70 years.”

Re: I support you 100 percent botswain

I agree. The headline should say(NO DRUG USE ACCEPTED IN GRENADA)then name them. I am not, I mean (NOT) a medical personal, but I do a lot of reading. Any substance that controls your mind whether it's legal or illegal is drug related. Alcohol controls people's mind. I am happy that the health department in Grenada is following up on the drug situation. I hope they can help the affected people. Just an update. The last time I visited Grenada I was shocked to see the alcohol and marijuana usage by the same people who were criticizing the ordinary or poorer class people. Just a Thought. Old people used to say (WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER). I can be wrong so please correct me . Just an example. I don't care how people accept what I am about to say. My father (RIP) was an alcoholic, but as far as he was concerned there was a difference between the people who socialize in homes or bars, than the people who drinks or beg for a drink on the road. those on the road were called (DRUNKARDS). I couldn't convince him that an alcoholic and a drunkard are one of the same. There may only be a financial difference. Hit me back.

Re: I support you 100 percent botswain

This is one of the times when I'm absolutely surprised that a small island isn't following the US,and certain policies they implemented. For that, I took my hat off, and sincerely applaud the Minister for the stance he took on legalizing marijuana. Well done, sir!

Marajuana is as dangerous as dangerous can be. But it's not seen that way,by mist users of it. There are more toxins in marijuana than cigarettes, and it leads you on to harder durgs. We all know that using drugs isn't a way to get to Heaven; it's a way of killing yourself! But, for medical purposes, some states in America made marijuana legal. Some states even made recreational use of marijuana legal. For me, that's a powerful bad example to set, some people will abuse the law, and use marijuana all the time. Some folks can handle the smoking of marijuana, while some can't handle it. In any case, marijuana is a foreign substance to the human body, and has the full potential to do the same damage to every one who uses it.

I've read a story a long time ago from India that stated how marijuana is used in the temples, when people are praying there. The marijuana was burnt as an incense, to bring on a more meditated state of mind to those who were at the temples praying. It was a forbidden thing to smoke marijuana in the temples, because it got you high to the point where you couldn't focus on the intentions for your people prayers. But, life and customs are different in this part of the world.

In the Western parts of the world, marijuana is taken as a lesser charge, in terms of how detrimental it is,.especially among the ten, eleven, twelve, etcetera, year old. Any country that legalized, or plans to legalize marijuana, have to think about the pre-teen, and the teenagers who can easily turn into dope freaks, because of easy access to pot (marijuana). Alcohol has already destroyed relationships that were healthy, sleepless nights, people are driven to crimes by it, friendships broken, and even suicide. Society needs to heal itself from all the above instead of opening people's lives to more trouble, than they can ever deal with.

All the same, you can't stop people from smoking cannabis (marijuana), if that'stheir iintention. A matter of actuality, once marijuana is within the reach of some individuals, they'll go ahead and smoke it. So, how do we get rid of marijuana, is a question that probably has no answer to it. But legalizing it is surely a way to to stay away from. Because, ultimately, it can do more harm than good.

The Minister, Hon. Botswain has made a move on the issue of legalizing marijuana in Grenada, in the right direction. I like that!

Re: I support you 100 percent botswain

This is one of the times when I'm absolutely surprised that a small island isn't following the US,and certain policies they implemented. For that, I took my hat off, and sincerely applaud the Minister for the stance he took on legalizing marijuana. Well done, sir!

Marajuana is as dangerous as dangerous can be. But it's not seen that way,by mist users of it. There are more toxins in marijuana than cigarettes, and it leads you on to harder durgs. We all know that using drugs isn't a way to get to Heaven; it's a way of killing yourself! But, for medical purposes, some states in America made marijuana legal. Some states even made recreational use of marijuana legal. For me, that's a powerful bad example to set, some people will abuse the law, and use marijuana all the time. Some folks can handle the smoking of marijuana, while some can't handle it. In any case, marijuana is a foreign substance to the human body, and has the full potential to do the same damage to every one who uses it.

I've read a story a long time ago from India that stated how marijuana is used in the temples, when people are praying there. The marijuana was burnt as an incense, to bring on a more meditated state of mind to those who were at the temples praying. It was a forbidden thing to smoke marijuana in the temples, because it got you high to the point where you couldn't focus on the intentions for your people prayers. But, life and customs are different in this part of the world.

In the Western parts of the world, marijuana is taken as a lesser charge, in terms of how detrimental it is,.especially among the ten, eleven, twelve, etcetera, year old. Any country that legalized, or plans to legalize marijuana, have to think about the pre-teen, and the teenagers who can easily turn into dope freaks, because of easy access to pot (marijuana). Alcohol has already destroyed relationships that were healthy, sleepless nights, people are driven to crimes by it, friendships broken, and even suicide. Society needs to heal itself from all the above instead of opening people's lives to more trouble, than they can ever deal with.

All the same, you can't stop people from smoking cannabis (marijuana), if that'stheir iintention. A matter of actuality, once marijuana is within the reach of some individuals, they'll go ahead and smoke it. So, how do we get rid of marijuana, is a question that probably has no answer to it. But legalizing it is surely a way to to stay away from. Because, ultimately, it can do more harm than good.

The Minister, Hon. Botswain has made a move on the issue of legalizing marijuana in Grenada, in the right direction. I like that!