[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police on Monday during a narcotics eradication operation stumbled on another Marijuana farm at Onderneeming Backlands, Essequibo Coast.
According to the police, about three quarter of an acre was filled with approximately 400 Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) plants, ranging in height between six to eight inches. The plants were pulled out and destroyed. No one has been arrested.
Meanwhile, on September 18 police destroyed more Marijuana fields in the community of Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.
During the operation, nine fields of Marijuana plants, comprising approximately 85,000 plants ranging in height between 3 feet and 10 feet, were found and destroyed along with seven nurseries with seedlings and three camps. No arrest was made in that case either.
One week prior to this incident the police had destroyed ten acres of Marijuana in the same community and two men were arrested.
Only last month Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves had written to the Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Kamla Persad-Bissessar to ask that Caricom address the possibility of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.
The debate on the possibilities of medical marijuana has been gathering pace regionally and internationally and some member states of Caricom have been weighing in on the issue of medical marijuana as an economic and commercial industry.