Benn: Plant crops not weed
Former Minister of Agriculture and diplomat, Haynesley Benn, is warning Barbadians of imminent devastation if the island follows through with Government’s plan to decriminalise marijuana for medicinal purposes.
In fact, he was unapologetic and unyielding while maintaining that Barbados should forget about marijuana and instead plant food.
The featured speaker on the Pickled Politics and Souse series held at the new Errol Barrow Gallery at the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) headquarters at George Street yesterday, Benn queried why the church was silent on this issue in the same way that it has been mute on the “gay thing”.
“I tell you now, and I am not a prophet of doom, we follow-patterning. We want to plant marijuana, we establish it and one day soon, God is going to look down on us and when the marijuana trees are established. See one of them hurricanes that went ’bout there in Dominica? It gine come and wipe every marijuana plant off this place. Fly in God’s face!” (SDB Media)
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