Gonsalves calls for collective Caribbean approach towards marijuana

In 2014, regional leaders announced the establishment of the commission as they discussed the means of decriminalising marijuana for medicinal purposes
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Thursday, January 28, 2016

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is calling for a collective Caribbean approach regarding the trade and other benefits of marijuana cultivation in the region. Gonsalves raised the idea of banana-producing countries in the Caribbean looking to cultivate marijuana as a more productive crop. He said after 50 years of commercial banana production some islands had become disaster-prone and that it was time the region carried out some serious research on marijuana as a viable regional commercial product. (See also: PM Gonsalves pushes ganja as replacement for bananas)