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Legalising medical marijuana up for debate

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Legalising medical marijuana up for debate

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THE ISSUE OF MEDICAL marijuana goes beyond the legal landscape and has a larger social impact.

This is the view of attorney at law Maria Phillips, who was weighing in on a recent request by lawyer Douglas Trotman to the Ministry of Health to have a one-year prescription for marijuana, which was written by a doctor in Canada, filled in Barbados.

The drug is for his wife Kathy-Anne Trotman for palliative care after she was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer last year.

The use of marijuana is illegal in Barbados, and Phillips cautioned that there were social implications in implementing legislation that would seek to change this.

“It is really a health issue and you really have to look at the social impact of trying to implement something like that…” (CM)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.