“Why don’t you give Rastas a break?”
This was the question wire bending specialist Claude “Swami” Jeffers posed to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi during the first national consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana.
Jeffers said for years Rastafarians have been tormented for using the “holy herb”.
Two days before the first public consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana, a Bobo Shanti and an ex-convict were both jailed on a marijuana possession charge yesterday.
Rastafarian Wesley Woods, 43, and Ancil Alleyne, 42, both pleaded guilty in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.
They were arrested in separate incidents last Thursday.
In Woods’ matter, court prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said around 2.45 pm the police went to a mini mart at Southern Main Road, Plaisance Park where they met the accused.
Fully grown marijuana trees worth approximately $1.2 million dollars were destroyed by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted in the Mayaro district yesterday.
Officers conducted the exercise on Thursday 10th January, 2019, during which they proceeded to Gregorio Trace, Cedar Grove, Mayaro, where they discovered a marijuana field with approximately 1,200 fully grown marijuana trees and approximately 500 seedlings.
The trees and seedlings were subsequently destroyed.
Investigations are ongoing.
One revolver and quantities of ammunition and marijuana were discovered by officers of the Central Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Chaguanas district last night.
The exercise, supervised by Snr. Supt. Samuel Seepersad and ASP Richard Smith, was conducted on Tuesday, during which officers based on intelligence gathered proceeded to Vendors’ Mall, Chaguanas Main Road, Chaguanas.
Police have destroyed marijuana trees and cured marijuana with an estimated street value of $2.1 million.
The weed was destroyed in an exercise by officers of the Southern Division Task Force and Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit conducted in the Moruga district yesterday.
Officers went to a forested area at Marac Village, Moruga where they discovered five marijuana fields with 1,900 fully grown marijuana trees and a camp with 50 pounds of cured marijuana.
The drug has a total street value of $2,126,000.
Investigations are ongoing.
Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.
The first blunt to be legally bought was purchased at midnight on Wednesday
Politicians from multiple countries congratulated Canada saying, “Canada shows the way and others should follow suit”.
Canada’s government announced that it would introduce legislation to make it easier for Canadians who had been convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana to obtain a pardon.
Medical marijuana has been legal in the country since 2001.
A Scarborough mechanic was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized, by officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force during an anti-crime exercise, conducted at the Scarborough Port, over the weekend.
Officers conducted the exercise around 7:30 pm, on Sunday 14th October, 2018, during which they observed a white Nissan AD Wagon with a lone male driver disembark the T&T Spirit fast ferry, and attempt to exit the Port compound hastily.