CALLs are now coming from several quarters, including Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, warning the nation’s youths and the population in general about the use of marijuana which is listed as a dangerous drug. Plans to educate all, including our school children, are proceeding with haste.
What is so hypocritical for me is this: when certain parliamentarians were busy pushing for the decriminalisation of marijuana in December, behaving as if the world was going to end if the legislation was not passed into law, nothing of substance was being said by the powers-that-be about the negatives of using it.
Well, brothers and sisters, now you can grow up to four plants in your yard, which can produce quite a bit of cured marijuana.
This will be all within the reach of children, some of whom may be using it already, and those who would like to get in on the action.
What is even more amazing to me is that many of the people who supported the decriminalisation of marijuana are not users and never were.
I guess the ball is now in your court. You now have easier access to a dangerous drug but blame yourself if you destroy your life by using it.
I would like to encourage all to heed our Prime Minister’s words: stay away from smoking marijuana for recreation. Lives and homes have been destroyed because of it.
Parents, take charge. You have the power to determine what is grown on your property. Be wise.