The Nation’s Online Editor Sherrylyn Toppin looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados.
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS have discovered almost 2 000 cannabis plants during two separate drug eradication exercises.
According to police, 1 436 plants were discovered at Congo Bay, St Philip and 550 at Turners Hall, St Andrew. Some of the plants were as high as ten feet tall and were under cultivation in bushy areas.
No arrests were made, but several people are assisting police with their investigations.
With this news, online readers renewed calls to legalise marijuana. They also chided Barbadian authorities for not moving to cash in on the economic benefits [medical marijuana], as is being done in several American states and European countries.
Here are their views:
Theresa Padmore: With all the missing persons and mystery weapons, this is what you find?
Naomi Holligan: Barbados needs to get with the rest of the world and legalise pot if liquor can be legal. Why not get with the programme? It’s about time.
Alan Ballaz Hunte: Six states in America is making this thing legal if not already, Europe has made it legal in some countries, the UK are considering making it legal. And with 36 confirmed cancer fighting agents? This is the biggest news you have?
Charles Vanvieldt: Before them go look for all the guns!
Martina Czwielung: They should better look for the bad boys. Searching for all the guns [is] better than searching for ganja.
Elon Gill: We better get with the time and see a market opportunity and ease in.
Annetta Paul: Barbados needs to get on board and legalise this stuff. Do it for the people suffering with cancer pain etc.
Katrina Dixon: Would be more impressed if they found illegal firearms instead.