Establish Marijuana Commission now – Rastafari Council urges Guyana Gov’t


marijuana-research[] – The Guyana Rastafari Council is calling on the Government to immediately implement the mandate of the last CARICOM Heads of Government meeting, which called for each CARICOM Member State to set up a National Marijuana Commission to complement the Regional Marijuana Commission which is expected to look at decriminalizing marijuana for medical, religious and recreational purposes.

The Council pointed out that this was among the resolutions passed at their last General Meeting held at the F.E. Pollard School on Sunday, August 24.

Another resolution passed “endorsed the work of the Guyana Reparations Committee in coming up with the correct historical narrative for Guyana, among other things, as part of the CARICOM Reparations Claim,” a release from the Council stated.

The members also expressed concern over the general allocation of land in Guyana and are calling on members of the Rastafari community to utilize the land in more organic agricultural pursuits for food security. “This is in light of recent concerns being raised about genetically- modified seeds and food entering the Guyana food chain.”

The Council said it is about to embark on the process of building its headquarters in Georgetown and developing an agricultural project on the outskirts of Linden. 

“The pioneering community organization will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of new office bearers on Sunday, December 21, 2014,” the statement added.  

 The new executive will be responsible for coordinating a Regional Rastafari Conference on Reparations and Repatriation in the first half of 2015, as part of the CARICOM Reparations Commission’s agenda that is part of the mandate of the United Nations’ International Decade for Peoples of African Descent.




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