Trinidad and Tobago: Medical cannabis and the recession

It is time for Trinidad and Tobago to put away the fundamental bias that has been attributed towards cannabis (ganja, marijuana, herbs, high grade — whatever you want to call it) for decades and see how it can benefit the Government and its people through legalised, taxed and well-regulated medical cannabis (which has been proven to be far safer than alcohol and cigarettes combined).

This can create numerous economic benefits for this country in the state of its recession.

The taxes can increase the country's revenue, which can be a major help with the recession.

Job creation is integral to any economy and cannabis jobs already exist in T&T but are unfortunately already held by criminals.

A well-regulated medical cannabis programme could create new jobs for hard-working, tax-paying citizens.

From horticulturists cultivation to labs testing the safety of the herb, to employees at hospitals and dispensaries. It can create thousands...

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