I recently attended a conference on medical marijuana, in order to become more informed on the current state of knowledge. For the past 3 decades, I have found discussing marijuana use to be an emotional subject for some, which rarely ends well if there is disagreement. Nevertheless, into the octagon I go.
The Bible teaches that God made all living things, and declared them to be good. The herb has a purpose, regardless of whether we understand that purpose or not. The Bible teaches that certain plants were created to be our food. The supporting Biblical passage follows.
“And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.”” (Genesis 1:29)
Research of the marijuana plant has found many health benefits. Therefore, why is it illegal to have this useful plant? The simple answer is that good things can be misused.
Our youth need parental guidance, especially during their teenage years when they are going through puberty. One of the side-effects of puberty is that our teenagers tend not to appreciate the consequences of their actions.
As teenagers get used to their new feelings, they seek excitement. During this critical stage of their development, it is the responsibility of adults to: guide our youth towards responsible exciting behaviours, restrain them from irresponsible exciting behaviours, and help them avoid harm from responsible but risky exciting behaviours.
The promise of excitement from sex, drugs, and alcohol has proven too much for many youth. In our attempts to protect them, we have specified a legal age before which our youth cannot consent to sex, or purchase alcoholic beverages or addictive drugs.
Teenagers have gotten around our legal restrictions on drugs and alcohol, by getting irresponsible adults to obtain them. Where teenagers cannot find an adult to lead them astray, they have misused other products, like the dangerous practise of inhaling fumes of paints, glues and cleaning products.
The hope of all responsible adults is that teenagers will also grow into responsible adults, who will properly guide the next generation of vulnerable teenagers. Most teenagers make it through puberty, either scathed or unscathed, and become responsible adults. However, not all transition at the same time.
Adults who become addicted to harmful behaviours, delay their responsibility to positively guide the next generation. If they delay until they are elderly, then they may be less effective.
There are no legal restrictions on the sale or use of paints, glues or cleaners. This is because teenagers that used to inhale the fumes of these products, quickly stopped that lunacy when they became adults. All adults will likely discourage teenagers from that dangerous practise. The same cannot be said for marijuana.
At the marijuana conference, the doctors generally agreed that smoking marijuana was not recommended. Unfortunately, many adults have encouraged vulnerable teenagers to follow them in burning the marijuana plant, and then inhaling its smoke. It is only because of such irresponsible actions by adults, that the benefits of the marijuana plant are not legally available to us.
In their attempts to protect their youth, the US has made possession of the marijuana plant a federal crime. They are so desperate to protect their youth, that they have threatened to damage the trading capacity of countries that do not also treat it as an illegal substance. Since we rely on international trade, we have no choice but to follow the US in making it illegal.
We cannot ignore the threat to Barbados’ economy, so we must respect the US’ position. However, we should not make criminals out of people who use or misuse the plant. Therefore, Solutions Barbados policy is to treat it as a traffic violation, like speeding, and fine those in the chain of possession.
Growers would be fined based on the value of the herbs they cultivated, distributors would be fined based on the value that they distributed, and consumers would be fined based on the value that they had in their possession. Therefore, each person in the chain of possession can calculate their likely fines, and decide whether participating in the marijuana trade is worth the risk.
Admittedly, Solutions Barbados’ policy could be misinterpreted as a clever attempt to legalise and tax marijuana through fines, for the purpose of tricking the USA to avoid the threat to Barbados’ economy. Since any fine under 100% can be reasonably considered a tax, Solutions Barbados proposed a fine of 10 times the street value of the offence to completely remove the idea of a tax from consideration.
Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com
Grenville…what the hell is wrong with you.
What economy, you have none.
If ya talking about the one horse in a one street town tourism…ha!!
and ya have not even brought an alternative or additional money maker to jump start the economy yet, what are you going to do, make it up the day after you THINK you will win an election.
christ is everyone suddenly crazy..and they call ME crazy, imagine that.
“Admittedly, Solutions Barbados’ policy could be misinterpreted as a clever attempt to legalise and tax marijuana through fines, for the purpose of tricking the USA to avoid the threat to Barbados’ economy. Since any fine under 100% can be reasonably considered a tax, Solutions Barbados proposed a fine of 10 times the street value of the offence to completely remove the idea of a tax from consideration.”
So GP No.2, after 3 years of trying to get you to issue your one-man party policy position on Cannabis you have finally mustered up the courage to come out of the closet and jump on the bandwagon now carrying the commercial whore called Mary Jane.
Good for you GP, the new john in town!
So you want to continue with the official corruption by taxing the innocent plant to death as a means of deterrent instead of incarcerating the small fish in the business?
Why don’t you and your ilk of johnnies-come-lately stop with your hypocrisy and leave Yahweh dragon herb alone? There is nothing in it for you guys.
Cannabis sativa, in all her therapeutic glory, has been healing the nations even in Biblical and Roman times. What do you think was used to hype-up the soldiers into bloody battle?
Why not try selling alcohol-or even the diuretic herb of parsley as a cure for erectile dysfunction- and see how much money you can make out of it?
So when are you going to be a good Christian lad and like your brothers in closeted ‘catholic’ sin confess you have used marijuana in your younger days of sowing your wild oats of hedonism?
“In their attempts to protect their youth, the US has made possession of the marijuana plant a federal crime. They are so desperate to protect their youth, that they have threatened to damage the trading capacity of countries that do not also treat it as an illegal substance. Since we rely on international trade, we have no choice but to follow the US in making it illegal.”
Did u know the USA’s largest trading partner is Canada, and in Canada cannabis is Federally Legal? Further several US states have legalized Marijuana. So against the wicked weed personally, you have found a) doctors recommendations on consumption methods b) trade angle to support your own beliefs, the fear the USA may punish us.
And have avoided much investigation on medical uses in its many forms. I have a 7 yo neighbour, who suffered from seizures. Many a day. Doctors had her on a full gamut of medications, she improved, but still had daily seizures. Her mother heard about using an extract from a specific strain of marijuana. (0% THC content) The young girl hasn’t had a seizure in 18 months. Voodoo science? I don’t know, but it works.
Waru: Barbados has a $10B to $20B economy. How can you call that “none”?
Miller: Our policy on Marijuana was published 4 years ago. It has not changed. Further, I have never smoked it, and did not sow any ‘wild oats’.
NO: We have no difficulty with regulating medical marijuana. Some of it is already legally available in Barbados. The problem is that there are many other benefits that we cannot use because of the irresponsible actions of a few.
Your argument against the herb is simplistic at best, and moralizing at worst. Not your finest intellectual hour I might add. The medical profession concensus on smoking weed (not a healty habit) is no difrerent from a myriad of other things. Sugar addiction is worst than marijuana addiction in my opinion. Moderation is key in everything you do in life. Plus there is an emerging concensus regarding the benefits of medical marijuana.
States across USA is now making billions from the plant. Yes! the same substance the federal government classified as illegal. Talk about contradiction and hypocrisy at the same. I thought we were a sovereign country.
There is the fear that legalizing/decimalizing marijuana to the mix of society’s problems will add to our woes given our inability to manage day to day business. We have become an indisciplined society.
@ Miller July 16, 2019 8:55 PM
“Cannabis sativa, in all her therapeutic glory, has been healing the nations even in Biblical and Roman times. What do you think was used to hype-up the soldiers into bloody battle?”
According to a BBC program in 2000, the Biblical prophets got high on all kinds of dope when prophesying and formulating Biblical texts.
“Jamaica allows medical marijuana, but now what? ‘We’re not going to be like Colorado.’ | Miami Herald”
The above article should be recommended text for those in favor and those against cannabis.
“Waru: Barbados has a $10B to $20B economy. How can you call that “none”?”
So how come ya can’t pay international creditors, ya pensioners, including the disabled, ya severed workers, who have been waiting since last year October for their money, October will be here again in 2 months….why is poverty now an every day fear in the lives of vulnerable bajans.
Am sure 20 billion dollars sounds like a lot to small minds..
You do NOT HAVE A VIABLE ECONOMY…..try and come to terms with that reality….and THINK.
If some if you would take ya goddamn heads out of that blighted ass bible AND USE YOUR BRAINS INSTEAD….you will SEE what others can clearly see.
“So you want to continue with the official corruption by taxing the innocent plant to death as a means of deterrent instead of incarcerating the small fish in the business?
Why don’t you and your ilk of johnnies-come-lately stop with your hypocrisy and leave Yahweh dragon herb alone? There is nothing in it for you guys.”
That is all these BIBLE THUMPING FREAKS AND NUTJOBS ever want to do, CRIMINALIZE their own BLACK PEOPLE for any and everything…
The federal government have already started relaxing retrictions on certain things to do with marijusna….so just watch Grenville looking like the biggest of ASSES…when the feds lift ALL RESTRICTIONS on marijuana….he will be looking .,,..just as dumb or even dumber than both useless governments who have criminalized their own people for decades, on the instructions of US, UK and Canada…now look.
If he would take his goddamn head out of the bible for a month…he would see what is really happening,
:@ WURA-War-on-U July 17, 2019 6:06 AM
“You do NOT HAVE A VIABLE ECONOMY…..try and come to terms with that reality….and THINK.”
A profound statement. this country seems not to have learnt a lesson from the 2008 world financial melt down. Instead of diversifying the economic pillars, consolidation around tourism seems to be the order of the day. Singapore is an example of what can be achieved with hard work.: instead a” wuk-up” syndrome has over taken this country.
@David. While the fear maybe be reasonable and justified, I think it has been blown out of proportion. I am pragmatic from an economic perspective when it comes to the issue of cannabis, especially, the medicinal side of the business. A lot of caricom states are moving progressively on this matter, why should we be any different. Jamaica is way in front on this already.
Just days after officially launching its medical marijuana industry, St Vincent and the Grenadines’ minister of agriculture Saboto Caesar has revealed that Barbadians are showing substantial interest in investing in the burgeoning sector there.
With eight cooperatives, representing 150 growers, as well as 12 regional and international stakeholders, the Vincentian minister revealed that some Barbadians have recognised the business potential and are just as eager to get in on the ground.
@Dr Lucas.Trinindad is the only caricom state with a relatively diverse economy ( nothwithstanding the large role the enegy sector). Most of the rest survive on tourism ( especially visitors from the USA) and financial services. Our economic model is precarious at best and suicidal at worst.
@ nextparty246 July 17, 2019 12:24 AM
“NO: We have no difficulty with regulating medical marijuana. Some of it is already legally available in Barbados. The problem is that there are many other benefits that we cannot use because of the irresponsible actions of a few.”
So it is just the “irresponsible actions of a few” that are stopping you from calling for the complete decriminalization of marijuana?
What about treating the excess usage of cannabis by that ‘irresponsible few’ as a health issue just like alcoholism?
If you were even reasonably honest in your moral judgments you would be proselytizing for marijuana be treated just like it is done in the case of the production, importation, sale and consumption of the range of alcoholic beverages found on the retail-shop shelves in ‘holy Christian’ Barbados.
Why not call for a ban on the consumption of alcohol in Christian Barbados as it is done in most Islamic-controlled countries?
That should put an end to a major slice of your country’s foreign exchange problems!
My stance on all marijuana is a simple one…
Before you talk of medical marijuana, legalization or decriminalization, you must first go into the jails and among release all of those who were arrested for possession/use; seal/expunge the records of those who were jail/arrested for possession.
The war on drugs was failure and only serve to fill prisons (private and public).
Have yu noticed that the supporters of one of the parties have almost exited BU?
Reality set in?
Instructed not to say anything?
They woke-up to the truth?
Realized that there is really no difference between the duopoly…
They call you crazy, but you are like a prophet. Your rantings are ravings are spot on ….
THERE IS VERY LITTLE THAT IS ‘holy OR Christian’ IN Barbados. ESPECIALLY ON THE “BU PROJECT” I,E THE BU RUM SHOP uh lie?
Stated by a person who is logged in daily for longer than most.
As a young ‘igrunt’ schoolkid in 2nd-3rd Form days in the 60’s…. the one thing constantly preached by our Geography teacher, which I understood even at that young age, was the saying that you “don’t put all ya eggs in one basket”….. for some reason successive governments have been making a mockery of this logic…… Lord help us if we ever get ‘hit’ by a hurricane and de tourists stop and find somewhere else…..!!!
Theo….the brits might have created these foolish ass people through their CRIMINAL actions….of self preservation and survival…evil though it STILL IS……but their own MODERN DAY STUPIDITY…is ALL ON THEM…
…..ya can’t blame the brits NOR SLAVERY…for the empty, unthinking shells they have become….that is how and WHAT they want to be..
Let’s hope their current and future generations BREAK THAT CYCLE….of backward ignorance and make the REQUISITE CHANGES.
Stated by a person who is logged in daily for longer than most.
YES DUMMY. BUT LOGGED ON MEANS NOT A WHIT
logged in daily for longer than most. MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING EXCEPT FORGETTING TO LOG OFF
ogged in daily for longer than most BUT LOGGED ON FOR WHAT REASON?
RE THERE IS VERY LITTLE THAT IS ‘holy OR Christian’ IN Barbados. ESPECIALLY ON THE “BU PROJECT” I,E THE BU RUM SHOP uh lie?
THIS STATEMENT CAN NOT BE REFUTED REGARDLESS TO HOW LONG I AM LOGGED ON OR HOW OFTEN I AM MODERATED
THERE IS VERY LITTLE THAT IS ‘holy OR Christian’ IN Barbados. ESPECIALLY ON THE “BU PROJECT” I,E THE BU RUM SHOP uh lie?
SEVERAL BU POSTERS ARE NOW COMPLAINING IF YOU POST A BIBLE VERSE IN THE RUM SHOP
THIS IN A BARBADOS WHERE EVEN IN MY MOM’S RUM SHOP ON FRIDAY NIGHTS IN THE EARLY SIXTIES MEN SANG HYMNS AND DISCUSSED THE BIBLE
“With eight cooperatives, representing 150 growers, as well as 12 regional and international stakeholders, the Vincentian minister revealed that some Barbadians have recognised the business potential and are just as eager to get in on the ground.”
Where ya think everyone is looking to invest their money…in Caribbean islands that did not SELL OUT their marijuana growers and Canada…
Mia is yet to issue one license or permit…bet ya they already imported the dangerous synthetic marijuana though…
They are not serious and no one is investing their money with people who always got some scam in mind….or some dirty intent to disenfranchise, marginalize and rob their OWN PEOPLE..
That is what caused Barbados to lose out….,real, real big..
GP ….if it makes ya less miserable and grumpy, just drop a bible verse…geez….and see if it makes any changes to Barbados rapidly DEGRADING SITUATION….then we will know if they work now….since we know they never worked before..lol
I AM NEITHER miserable OR grumpy,
ACTUALLY I AM HAVING FUN!
I LOVE TO STATE FACTS
RE see if it makes any changes to Barbados rapidly DEGRADING SITUATION…
I DONT THINK IT WILL BECAUSE WE ARE AT THE POINT WHERE WE ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN CONSONANCE WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING ALL OVER THE WORLD AT THIS TIME…..AND SIMULTANEOUSLY
RE since we know they never worked before.
I AM SORRY THAT THE WORD HAS NOT WORKED FOR YOU BUT IT WORKS FOR ME AND FOR MANY OTHERS
MANY ARE HAPPY TO KNOW THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT (2 Corinthians 1) AND TO HAVE THE INDWELLING SPIRIT, THE COMFORTER LIVING WITHIN THEM AT A TIME OF GREAT HARDSHIP AS WE NOW HAVE IN BARBADOS.
MANY ARE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT THEY HAVE PEACE WITH GOD (ROMANS 5) AND THE PEACE THAT PASSETH UNDERSTANDING (PHILIPIANS 4)
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THE PEACE THAT PASSETH UNDERSTANDING, WARU
@ Georgie Porgie July 17, 2019 9:33 AM
“MANY ARE HAPPY TO KNOW THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT (2 Corinthians 1) AND TO HAVE THE INDWELLING SPIRIT, THE COMFORTER LIVING WITHIN THEM AT A TIME OF GREAT HARDSHIP AS WE NOW HAVE IN BARBADOS.
MANY ARE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT THEY HAVE PEACE WITH GOD (ROMANS 5) AND THE PEACE THAT PASSETH UNDERSTANDING (PHILIPIANS 4)”
If only your Yahweh had granted such “COMFORT” to the black slaves in Barbados during their 200 years of being deprived of reading your book of myths and legends in order to get to know your sweet white Lord and Saviour Jesus.
Weren’t these blacks from West Africa not worthy of being called Yahweh’s chosen people as he did for the mythical Jews in Egypt?
Are the hundred of thousands of black slaves who died without knowing your Sweet Lord Jesus going to find a place in Paradise sitting next to the forgiven thief at Calvary?
hope you feel better GP.
now let’s work at freeing the minds of your people, we don’t what that blight and mind wash destroying the lives of another three generations of young people in Barbados, with ya dumb leaders as the culprits..
RE If only your Yahweh had granted such “COMFORT” to the black slaves in Barbados during their 200 years of being deprived of reading your book of myths and legends in order to get to know your sweet white Lord and Saviour Jesus.
I SUSPECT THAT KNOWING THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT GAVE THE SLAVES THE INNER STRENGTH TO SURVIVE
MY UNDERSTANDING THAT SLAVES WERE TAUGHT THE WORD OF GOD
RE Weren’t these blacks from West Africa not worthy of being called Yahweh’s chosen people as he did for the mythical Jews in Egypt?
ALL PEOPLE, BLACK OR WHITE, BOND OR FREE ARE WORTHY ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES
READ ABOUT IT IN GLATIANS
RE Are the hundred of thousands of black slaves who died without knowing your Sweet Lord Jesus going to find a place in Paradise sitting next to the forgiven thief at Calvary?
GUESS WHAT MORONS LIKE YOU WHO ARE STILL ENSLAVED BY SATAN OUGHT TO SEEK GOD’S FACE
over and over again Jesus tells us in the Gospels, he tells the Jews that, if they reject him, they reject God the Father. If they don’t love him and welcome him as Messiah and Son of God, they don’t love the Father. They don’t welcome the Father. And so, let me just give a few of those, because they are really the very essence of the matter.
John 14:7, “If you had known me [Jesus], you would have known my Father.”John 5:23, “Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father.”John 5:42–43, “I know that you do not have the love of God within you. I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me.”John 8:42, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here.”1 John 2:23, “No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.”John 6:45, “Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me.”
It is just hard to imagine how Jesus could make himself clearer that to reject him and wait for another Messiah is to show you do not have a saving relationship with God. That is true for Gentiles, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, secularists. Jesus is the only way to God because he is the incarnation of God.
So now that president Mia has missed the marijuana train……NOW WHAT??
an opportunity to enrich the majority population and allow them to be independent and self reliant…..GONE…
we will watch the fallout from that wicked act..
Grenville…before you make yourself look more uninformed and lacking knowledge….check out some reality….that might break the cycle of the fantasy world ya live in…
So after you have watched that clip…let me still hear you talking utter shite about fining people for marijuana as a tax…don’t know what is wrong with any of you but ya better get ya goddamn empty heads straight..
Our policy is to allow all non-violent offenders to pay their fines and be released. Prison is to be reserved for violent offenders.
That clip is disturbing. I will investigate.
Please do…knowledge is POWER…
That clip is disturbing. I will investigate.
AND THEN WUH YA AH DO?
I agree with GP’s comments concerning that video clip. It is highly plausible and would make sense when you realise what certain countries are capable of doing. I read this story in today’s Guardian.
The descendants of slave masters are some evil beasts, they never stopped.
@ fortyacresandamule July 17, 2019 8:00 AM
“Our economic model is precarious at best and suicidal at worst.”
That’s the way it is.
Soon the Guyanese will take over Barbados. I hope the proud local men have practiced with the Vaseline by then …
WHAT ABOUT THESE BODY PARTS BLACK AND WHITE DO THEY MATTER?
ABORTED FETAL CELLS USED AS FOOD FLAVOR ENHANCERS
COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF COMPANIES THAT USE THIS FLAVOR ENHANCER
“Public to boycott products of major food companies that are partnering with Senomyx, a biotech company that produces artificial flavor enhancers unless the company stops using aborted fetal cell lines to test their products.”
Senomyx – “Using isolated human taste receptors, we created proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems that provide a biochemical or electronic readout when a flavor ingredient interacts with the receptor.”
“Senomyx notes their collaborators provide them with research and development funding plus royalties on sales of products using their flavor ingredients.”
“What they do not tell the public is that they are using HEK 293 – human embryonic kidney cells are taken from an electively aborted baby to produce those receptors”…., stated Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director for Children of God for Life, a pro-life watchdog group that has been monitoring the use of aborted fetal material in medical products and cosmetics for years.”
“They could have easily chosen COS (monkey) cells, Chinese Hamster Ovary cells, insect cells or other morally obtained human cells expressing the G protein for taste receptors”, Vinnedge added.
“In writing to their collaborators, it took three letters before Nestlé finally admitted the truth about their relationship with Senomyx, noting the cell line was “well established in scientific research”.
“If enough people voice their outrage and intent to boycott these consumer products, it can be highly effective in convincing Senomyx to change their methods”, she noted.”
Need proof of Senomyx use of aborted fetal cell lines?
Following is the link to the online article for their patent on sweet receptors (they filed several separate patents for each of the different taste receptors): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC123709/
Below is a list of products that contain HEK cells.
Pepsi Beverages on the Boycott list:
• All Pepsi soft drinks
• Sierra Mist soft drinks
• Mountain Dew soft drinks
• Mug root beer and other soft drinks
• No Fear beverages
• Ocean Spray beverages
• Seattle’s Best Coffee
• Tazo beverages
• AMP Energy beverages
• Aquafina water
• Aquafina flavored beverages
• DoubleShot energy beverages
• Frappuccino beverages
• Lipton tea and other beverages
• Propel beverages
• SoBe beverages
• Gatorade beverages
• Fiesta Miranda beverages
• Tropicana juices and beverages
• All coffee creamers
• Maggi Brand instant soups, bouillon cubes, ketchup, sauces, seasoning, instant noodles.
Kraft – Cadbury Adams LLC Products:
Cadbury Adams LLC Candies
Other Cadbury Adams LLC Products
Not part of Senomyx – Neocutis Products
READ MORE @ ORIGINAL, FULL-LENGTH WEB ARTICLE HERE:
IN THE MARKET FOR FETAL BODY PARTS, A BABY’S BRAIN SELLS FOR $3,340
GENOCIDE, WELL OVER 6O MILLION INNOCENT HUMAN BEINGS SINCE THE 70’S IN AMERICA ALONE OF WHICH 1/3 ARE BLACK!!!
Wed Jul 17, 2019 –
US DAY OF MOURNING TO COMMEMORATE 20 MILLION BLACK LIVES LOST TO ABORTION
RICHMOND, Virginia, July 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. National Day of Mourning is planned for late August to draw attention to the deaths of more than 20,000,000 black lives snuffed out by abortion. The event will also draw attention to abortion giant Planned Parenthood’s targeting of black babies under what organizers of the event say is a “plan of extermination” called “The Negro Project.”
“These black lives do matter,” said Catherine Davis to LifeSiteNews.
Yeah Sandwoman from the Cartel…and flooding Barbados and the Caribbean with drugs, kills babies too…ya should tell ya Cartel members that…but greed might get in the way.
WICKEDNESS IS YOUR GAME AND SLANDER IS YOUR NAME …
knowledge is POWER…
PURE EVIL…BUT THE RACE BAITERS ONLY LOOK THROUGH THEIR FOGGY LENSES!!!
BLACKS SELLING BLACKS
HUNTED DOWN LIKE ANIMALS AND SOLD BY THEIR OWN FAMILIES for £50,000: Tanzania’s albinos hacked apart by Witch-doctors who believe their body parts ‘bring luck’ in sick trade ‘fuelled by the country’s elite’
Tanzania’s albinos are being ‘hunted down like animals’ as greed for money and influence drives families to turn on their own loved ones in a trade allegedly fuelled by some of the country’s most powerful people.
It is believed albino body parts will bring a person wealth, or luck – and for that, people are willing to pay as much as $3,000 or $4,000 for a limb, or as much as $75,000 – about £50,000 – for the ‘full set’, a whole body.
People with albinism are regularly attacked by people who chop their limbs off – an act which either leaves them severely mutilated, or dead.
‘In a country like Tanzania, which is the 25th poorest in the world, the only people with that kind of cash are politicians or wealthy businessman,’ he said.
But whoever they are, those buying the witch doctors’ wares are clearly powerful.
Only 10 people have ever been brought to trial for their part in albino attacks or murders – but not one of them was a ‘buyer’.
‘The only people who have been convicted are the witch doctors and the hired killers,’ said Peter.
‘But they would never name the customer – even when the witch doctor is given the death sentence. Never has a customer been named.’
There are, campaigners know, times when more albino attacks take place. And they know, with the general election coming up in October, now is one of the most dangerous times to be an albino.
The UN warned political campaigners were turning to witch doctors to help them win election back in August.
In a country like Tanzania, which is the 25th poorest in the world, the only people with that kind of cash are politicians or wealthy businessman Peter Ash, campaigner
‘People with albinism are hiding while there are elections,’ said Peter.
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THOSE LIKE WURA ONLY KNOW ONE STROKE THE BLACK STROKE ALWAYS PAINTING WITH THE SAME BRUSH AND COLOUR OF RACISM…
WHAT COUNTRIES IN AFRICA STILL HAVE SLAVERY?
Slavery has never been eradicated in Africa, and it commonly appears in African states, such as Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, and Sudan, in places where law and order have collapsed. Although outlawed in all countries today, slavery is practiced in secret in many parts of the world.
WHO SOLD SLAVES FROM AFRICA?
According to John K. Thornton, Europeans usually bought enslaved people who were captured in endemic warfare between African states. AFRICANS HAD MADE A BUSINESS OUT OF CAPTURING AFRICANS FROM NEIGHBORING ETHNIC GROUPS OR WAR CAPTIVES AND SELLING THEM.
Slavery may seem like a relic of history. But according to the U.N.’s International Labor Organization (ILO), there are more than three times as many people in forced servitude today as were captured and sold during the 350-year span of the transatlantic slave trade. What the ILO calls “THE NEW SLAVERY” takes in 25 million people in debt bondage and 15 million in forced marriage. As an illicit industry, it is one of the world’s most lucrative, earning criminal networks $150 billion a year, just behind drug smuggling and weapons trafficking. “MODERN SLAVERY IS FAR AND AWAY MORE PROFITABLE NOW THAN AT ANY POINT IN HUMAN HISTORY,” says Siddharth Kara, an economist at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.
MODERN SLAVERY IN AFRICA
Wait, you only just found out about that..lol
yall sorry ya can’t turn Barbados into one of those shitholes as ya would like..
me thinks yall got problems ya should be attending to though…
@ Freedom Crier July 18, 2019 9:33 AM
What would prompt or influence you FC into reproducing such a photo making reference to “CONFUCIUS”?
You, along with both GPs, always give the impression that the only son of God you knew was Jesus.
Are you aware that Confucius was a real man who lived a few centuries before your Jesus whose alleged teachings could have been copied from both Confucius and the Buddha who also lived centuries before the same eponymous ‘only’ son of God shining bright eternally in the background of your rather interesting picture?
WURA Believe me you are a Truth Denier…You are being shown your Racism on Display Constantly, so no, I did not only just find out about that. You would think others feel that Barbados is a Debase Country because that is how you describe it Constantly by you Sewage Comments and you do not even live bout hey!…Stop Pushing the Narrative of One Race against another Race. It is not one race against another Race, it is about people still Enslaving People Today. If you continue your Racist Ploy of Divisiveness, you are advocating Tribalism. We have left that a long time ago. You are Advocating Tribalism and Apartheid. If that is what you believe come straight Tongue Twister! BTW, didn’t Blacks fight against Apartheid?
@ Miller July 18, 2019 6:20 PM
CHRIST IS THE CREATOR IS NOT THE IMITATOR; he Existed before Confucius, Buddha, Abraham and Adam. Christ Appearance on the earth was supposed to be in the Meridian of time, it does not mean they weren’t people living before his Mortal Birth, but you have a Narrative to carve just make sure you have the Skill.
There is only One Name whereby humanity may be Saved and He invites all to come unto him, Black, White, Bond or Free and even the HEATHEN and all are alike unto him. There has only been One Infinite and Eternal Atonement made and that was by the Creator himself, he being Responsible for His Creation. Neither Confucius, Buddha nor any other, has Gifted Mankind with such Mercy.
Nonsense….reality escapes yall…backward customs and practices cause misery, mutilation and death in Africa still…for the innocent and vulnerable…
..something like the ugly and evil racism yall practice against the majority population on the island.
Take a hard look at that reality.
BIOMARKER ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC STRESS AND ANXIETY FOUND IN HIGHER LEVELS IN LONG-TERM YOUNG CANNABIS USERS.
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A first of its kind study led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry has found elevated levels of a protein involved in immune function and associated with chronic stress and anxiety in the brain of young long-term cannabis users.
This study was funded by a grant from the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health.
“Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in the world but we know very little about the impact it has on the brain, especially in young users whose brains are still developing until the age of 25,” said Dr. Romina Mizrahi, lead author and Senior Scientist at the CAMH Research Imaging Centre, and the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute. “These findings are an important step forward, but more studies are needed to better understand the role of cannabinoids and neuroimmune signaling.”
Using a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) tracer developed at CAMH, this is the first study to investigate whether there is an association between cannabis and neuroimmune function in the brain. Specifically, the study found elevated levels of a brain protein – called ‘TSPO’ – associated with higher levels of stress and anxiety in young long-term cannabis users compared to young non-cannabis users.
The study does not prove a link between long-term cannabis use and stress and anxiety because it is not yet known why there are elevated levels of TSPO in the brains of young cannabis users. Dr. Mizrahi says the next step in future research is to see if TSPO normalizes following cannabis abstinence, and if stress and anxiety levels also return to normal after young people stop using cannabis.
“We are hoping we can replicate and expand this finding to further evaluate if this biomarker goes back to normal levels after people abstain from cannabis use” said Dr. Mizrahi.
CAMH experts participated in the development of the Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines – an evidence-based tool that helps people understand the risks associated with cannabis use. CAMH’s Youth Engagement Team has worked to adapt the guidelines for young people and has created a pocket-sized guide for youth that uses a conversational tone to help explain the health and safety risks of cannabis and 10 recommendations to reduce these risks.
CAMH also offers treatment for cannabis use disorder. Information about CAMH services and programs is available by calling AccessCAMH at 416-535-8501, press 2.
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