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Hemp is NOT Marijuana: but it is a potential windfall for the Dominican Republic

hemp field

Author: Renn Loren

Industrial hemp has a less than 0.3% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive agent in Marijuana) level.
Furthermore, hemp was removed from its classification as a controlled substance.

The Farm Bill contains a change of how industrial hemp is now classified.


Haiti - Security : 45 kg of marijuana from Haiti, seized in DR

Haiti - Security : 45 kg of marijuana from Haiti, seized in DR
06/12/2015 09:09:08 The National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) of the Dominican Republic during several operations in the south of the country, arrested two women and four men and seized 100 lbs (45.35 kg) of marijuana from Haiti, for the micro-traffic in different districts of Greater Santo Domingo.



The arrests and seizures were made primarily in road checkpoints and in house by agents of the DNCD in coordination with members of the Intelligence Directorate (G-2) of the Dominican Army, in the presence of Deputy Prosecutors.






Marijuana entrepreneur prefers marijuana-user salespeople

Usage of marijuana has been doubled over the past years as laws and attitudes toward the drug dramatically transformed.  Entrepreneurs of marijuana will choose their ambassadors to be users to relate the benefits of their products to customers.

Marijuana consumption increased among all groups studied, but researchers noted certain rise in women, Black or Hispanic individuals living in the South.  These people are older or in their middle ages, according to CBS News.


Marijuana Use Prevalent Among Criminals in 7 Caribbean Countries

SAN JUAN – Marijuana is the most-used drug among convicted and accused criminals in seven Caribbean countries, according to a new study from Jamaica’s National Council on Drug Abuse.

“The highest proportion was reported in Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the lowest proportion was in St. Kitts and Nevis, while Jamaica reported approximately 75 percent of inmates used marijuana,” NCDA Research Analyst Uki Atkinson said in a statement.

Conducted in 2014, the NCDA survey sought to explore the relationship between drugs and crime in Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Kitts and Nevis.


Dominican Councilman arrested for drug trafficking through Haiti

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic ( - A councilman of the border province of Independencia in the Dominican Republic has been arrested for running a drug trafficking ring they say imported marijuana through Haiti.

Councilman Luis Domingo Medina Trinidad was arrested with four other men after police seized some 170 kilograms (375 pounds) of marijuana. Medina serves as Councilman of the Independencia province where Jimani is a major port of international trade between the nations.

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