Dominica: Debate On Marijuana Legalization In Dominica Rages On

The debate on the legalization of marijuana continues unabated with attorney Henry Shillingford arguing that Dominica could be a “beacon for the world” in the matter.

However, Assistant Superintendent of Police Claude Weekes raised concerns over the health implications of the use of marijuana saying that “there are risks in the abuse of the drug.”

Both men were speaking at a panel discussion held at the Point Michel Community Center on the topic, “Should Marijuana be Legalized?”

Shillingford gave a passionate presentation, saying that Dominica is considered the ‘Nature Island of the Word’ and “we cannot make a plant illegal.”

“We must stand up. Everybody drinks bush medicine, it is a bush. We have to stand up as a people, as Dominicans, who believe in the natural environment and make Ganja fully available in all its forms so we can have growing industries to develop,” he said.

He also opposed...

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